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 is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.
The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.
As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.
Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.
The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.