Cleveland, OH,
09
October
2017
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16:35 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 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.

For more information, visit metrohealth.org.