The MetroHealth System Names Larry Chadwick Vice President, Hospital Operations
The MetroHealth System has selected Larry Chadwick as vice president, hospital operations. He will partner with Melissa Kline, RN, vice president and chief nursing officer, to oversee all operations of MetroHealth’s inpatient facilities. Chadwick will report to the system’s dyad leadership, Bernard Boulanger, MD, senior vice president and chief clinical officer and Daniel Lewis, senior vice president and chief operating officer.
Chadwick joins the health system as MetroHealth is bringing hospital care closer to home for Cuyahoga County residents. In January 2018, private hospital rooms will open at the Cleveland Heights and Parma-Snow Road facilities. Chadwick will oversee the operations of these new hospitals, in addition to the operations of the main hospital on the West 25th Street campus and the rehabilitation hospital at the Old Brooklyn campus. He will also be responsible for the departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Radiology, Emergency Services, Environmental Services, Food Services and Textile Care.
Chadwick has more than 20 years’ experience in health care administration at academic medical centers, community hospitals and large physician practices. Most recently, he served as Cardiovascular Service Line Market Leader for Ascension Wisconsin, a 25-hospital system and part of Ascension Health, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. Prior to Ascension, Chadwick served as executive director, Heart and Vascular Center and Orthopaedic & Musculoskeletal at Cleveland Clinic in Akron. In this role, he provided executive oversight and strategic direction for the two service lines in partnership with physician leadership.
His affiliations include membership in the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Association of Orthopaedic Executives, Healthcare Financial Management Association, the Association of Healthcare Executives of Ohio, American College of Cardiology and the National Association of Health Services Executives. He also is active on several boards, serving as chair of the Akron Urban League, on the executive leadership team of the American Heart Association, as a member of the board for the Akron Zoo, and as a member of the advisory boards for the University of Akron and Stark State College.
Chadwick earned his undergraduate degree in Public Health and his Masters of Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his Masters of Business Administration degree in Strategic Healthcare Management from Rutgers University in New Jersey. In 2015, he was selected as one of six people in the U.S. to serve as the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Scholar. This year-long development program prepares diverse leaders to ascend to C-suite roles in health care.
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.