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Tenth Annual Hy-5 Race to Benefit MetroHealth

The 2018 Hy-5 Race, Hyland’s annual 5K run and 1-mile walk, marks its 10th year of raising funds for The MetroHealth System. Since its inception in 2009, the event hosted by Hyland has raised more than $200,000 for MetroHealth.

The Hy-5 will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Hyland’s global headquarters at 28500 Clemens Road, Westlake. A chip-timed 5K run will begin at 9 a.m., followed by a family and dog-friendly 1-mile walk starting at 9:05 a.m.

Money raised from previous Hy-5 races have benefitted key programs and services at MetroHealth, including its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Arts in Medicine. A significant portion of the funds raised this year will benefit the MetroHealth Transformation.

MetroHealth President and CEO, Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE, will join Hyland President and CEO Bill Priemer, and Hyland Executive Vice President and Chief Product & Strategy Officer Brenda K. Kirk, in greeting participants before the event and distributing water at one of the route’s water stops. Kirk is also chair of The MetroHealth Foundation Board of Directors.

Hyland marked National High-5 Day, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, with a registration event at its Westlake campus. A second registration drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2018.

For information about the Hy-5, or to register for the race, visit the Hermes site.

About the MetroHealth System

The MetroHealth System, Cuyahoga County’s public health system, is honoring its commitment to create a healthier community by building a new hospital on its main campus in Cleveland. The building, and the 25 acres of green space around it, are catalyzing the revitalization of MetroHealth’s West Side neighborhood.

MetroHealth will break ground on the new hospital in late 2018, using nearly $1 billion it borrowed on its own credit after dramatically improving its finances. In the past five years, MetroHealth’s operating revenue has increased by 44.5 percent and its number of employees by 21 percent. Today, its staff of 7,700 provides care at MetroHealth’s four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. In the past year, MetroHealth has served 300,000 patients at more than 1.4 million visits in its hospitals and health centers, 75 percent of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

The health system is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and the only adult and pediatric burn center in the state of Ohio.

As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to teaching and research. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and its main campus hospital houses a Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school of science and health.

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