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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 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.

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