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Update Regarding ProMedica Services at Old Brooklyn Medical Center

ProMedica and its joint venture partner, The MetroHealth System, have decided to close the ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation facility at MetroHealth’s Old Brooklyn Medical Center.

The skilled nursing facility will stop admitting new patients today, April 1, and close by early summer after all current patients have been released or transferred. ProMedica is committed to ensuring that all patients receive the highest quality care during their stays at the facility and are medically ready to be released or transferred to a long-term care facility prior to closing.

All MetroHealth employees currently working at the Old Brooklyn facility will be offered positions with the System moving forward. MetroHealth leadership and its Human Resources team will work with managers to discuss new opportunities, locations and schedules with those staff members. HR team members and recruiters will also meet with ProMedica employees about job opportunities in the System, including nursing positions. ProMedica also will offer additional job search resources and information on offerings elsewhere in the company. The goal is to help all employees, from both organizations, move seamlessly to future employment success.

As for patients who need extended care after a hospitalization, MetroHealth has numerous relationships with skilled nursing partners in the region and continues to refer patients to these organizations. MetroHealth is confident these partners will be able to absorb the increased demand for services after the Old Brooklyn enterprise closes.

MetroHealth and ProMedica will update employees, patients and community stakeholders as this effort moves forward.

The MetroHealth System

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable healthcare — through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services — that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit metrohealth.org.