The MetroHealth System and Cuyahoga Community College Partner to Launch Year of Programs Dedicated to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. The MetroHealth System and Cuyahoga Community College will host a series of programs in honor of Rev. King and his commitment to social and economic justice.
The first event is The Dream Endures, a conversation between Leon Bibb and the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. The event will be held Tuesday, June 19, at 4:00 p.m. in Scott Auditorium at MetroHealth’s main campus, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, Ohio.
Rev. Moss, the pastor emeritus of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, is a lifelong civil rights activist who knew and worked with Dr. King. Mr. Bibb is nationally known for forging the way for African American journalists in print and broadcasting.
The two will discuss Dr. King’s memory and legacy 50 years after his death, and what still needs to be done to fully achieve his famous dream.
Registration is free, but required. RSVP by June 15 to email@example.com
The event is free and open to the public.
The MetroHealth System, Cuyahoga County’s public health system, is honoring its commitment to create a healthier community by building a new hospital and outpatient building on its main campus in Cleveland. The buildings, and the 25 acres of green space around them, are catalyzing the revitalization of MetroHealth’s West Side neighborhood.
MetroHealth will break ground on the new hospital in early 2019, 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 7,600 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 one of two adult and pediatric burn centers 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.