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The MetroHealth System brings Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy services to Broadview Heights

(Cleveland) – Starting Monday, January 28, the new MetroHealth Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy office will provide care for sports injuries, bone and joint issues, back and neck pain and other orthopedic conditions.

In keeping to its commitment to convenience, MetroHealth is opening the sports medicine and physical therapy office one mile from its Brecksville location and in the same building as the Cleveland Sports Institute, at 1 Eagle Valley Court. Care will be provided by Heather Rainey, MD, a sports medicine specialist, and a team of physical therapists.Heather A. Rainey, MD

The new location is an extension of MetroHealth’s Rehabilitation Institute, which offers inpatient and outpatient therapy for patients recovering from a stroke, spinal cord or brain injury, a trauma or orthopedic condition. The Rehabilitation Institute offers outpatient physical therapy as well as a sports medicine program, and both will be available in the new office.

“Our goal is to bring services closer to where our patients are. And there was a need in the southern area of Cuyahoga County for access to sports medicine and physical therapy specialists,” said Michael Stern, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MetroHealth.

In 2016, MetroHealth opened the Brecksville Health & Surgery Center off I-77 and Route 82, which offers primary care, orthopedics, pain management, neurology, outpatient surgery and an emergency department. Many patients receive referrals for sports medicine and physical therapy services, and the MetroHealth Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy offices will be nearby.

To schedule an appointment, call 216-95-SPORT (216-957-7678). For more information, visit A physician referral may be needed based on insurance.

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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