Cleveland, OH,
09
October
2017
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10:35 PM
America/New_York

The MetroHealth System Shows Commitment to Revitalize the Local Neighborhood with Opening of Dialysis Center on West 25th Street

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The MetroHealth System is announcing the opening of a new dialysis center at 3280 West 25th Street, across from its main campus. The opening marks one of the first examples of the health system’s commitment to the revitalization of West 25th Street and the surrounding neighborhoods as part of its campus transformation.

The 9,800-square-foot center, the Ohio Renal Care Group at Farnsworth, will be able to treat up to 200 kidney patients a week. It is a partnership among MetroHealth, Cleveland Clinic and Fresenius Kidney Care. The open, modern facility has treatment rooms that offer Wi-Fi and heated massage chairs. The center strives to empower people to live the healthiest, fullest way possible – with kidney disease treatments that fit in with life. It will focus on giving patients the ability to individualize their care, by catering to their physical and emotional needs as they endure treatment.

MetroHealth’s Dr. Marcia Silver will serve as medical director of the facility.

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.

For more information, visit metrohealth.org.