The MetroHealth System Announces Opening of New Hospitals in Cleveland Heights and Parma
The MetroHealth System’s new hospitals in Cleveland Heights and Parma will open for patients the first week of January.
The Parma facility at 12301 Snow Road will welcome patients on January 3. Sixteen private patient rooms are now at the site, which also has an emergency department, surgery center and medical offices.
The Cleveland Heights facility at 10 Severance Circle will accept patients on January 4. Twelve private patient rooms are at the site, also home to an emergency department and medical offices.
The hospitals are designed to treat patients with less complex conditions, requiring short hospital stays. Patients needing more intensive specialty care can access MetroHealth’s main hospital campus, which is less than 12 miles away from Cleveland Heights and Parma. Eighty percent of residents in Cuyahoga County now live within a 15-minute drive of a MetroHealth hospital.
“These hospitals allow us to give patients what they prefer – access to greater levels of care, in their own communities,” said Bernard Boulanger, MD, executive vice president and chief clinical officer of MetroHealth.
The new hospitals’ private rooms offer many amenities including ample space to accommodate family members. The units are designed to create a soothing atmosphere and mirror the esthetics of MetroHealth’s Critical Care Pavilion, which opened in 2016.
The facilities in Cleveland Heights and Parma were formerly HealthSpan urgent care sites and medical offices. In 2015, MetroHealth entered into an agreement with HealthSpan to transition the sites into MetroHealth facilities, ensuring that all residents of those communities have around-the-clock access to emergency care, observation units and other specialty services. The emergency departments opened in February 2016, followed by medical offices in April 2016.
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.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.