Through the wellness center’s hands-on nutrition and fitness classes at MetroHealth Medical Center and local schools, children, teenagers and families learn about healthier living.
Better Health Partnership is a regional health care improvement collaborative committed to the Triple Aim of better care, better health and lower costs for adults and children in Northeast Ohio with common chronic medical conditions.
The MetroHealth Cancer Center is a leader in the field of women’s breast health. Through its premier BREAST/Amigas Program, MetroHealth is helping uninsured, low-income women fight breast cancer.
MetroHealth has helped Care Alliance, a nonprofit community health center that serves the uninsured and underinsured of Greater Cleveland, establish an ongoing Ob/Gyn service within the community, and continues to support this program in the Central neighborhood.
Since 2004, The MetroHealth System and Case Western Reserve University have collaborated on the mission to reduce health disparities through (a) research on root causes, mechanisms and interventions, (b) education of students, providers and policy makers and (c) partnership with community organizations and government agencies.
For more than 15 years, MetroHealth has partnered with The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland to remove legal barriers to health for MetroHealth patients through CAP.
Compass Services is a free program that guides people living with HIV/AIDS along the path to wellness.
This MetroHealth practice offers primary care, consultation and care coordination for people of all ages with complex medical conditions, developmental delays or disabilities – addressing their associated unique health care needs.
Established in 2013, this partnership teams leadership and resources from MetroHealth with Cuyahoga County Corrections Center health care providers to improve the health and safety of 2,200 inmates at the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center.
The MetroHealth Correctional Health Program is working with the MetroHealth Office of Opioid Safety to provide Naloxone along with proper training for all first responders in the jail. This includes corrections officers and medical staff.
All post-operative follow-up care for trauma patients will be completed using the InTouch Health telemedicine platform. This will reduce the number of transports for follow-up surgery and orthopaedic visits.
Organized by the Cuyahoga County Department of Health & Human Services, this is a forum for health and social service providers to keep abreast of major developments affecting low-income individuals and families.
WIC is a federally funded food supplement and nutrition education program.
MetroHealth welcomes patients referred by the Cuyahoga Health Access Partnership (CHAP), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a coordinated system of health care for the county’s low-income, uninsured adults.
On Friday nights from fall through spring, doctors, nurses and medical residents from MetroHealth’s Department of Family Medicine volunteer at St. Malachi church on West 25th Street in Cleveland to provide care to the homeless.
With locations throughout Cuyahoga County, almost all residents are less than a 10-minute drive drive to a MetroHealth location.
*Includes an Emergency Department
**Operating in partnership with city of Cleveland
The MetroHealth System partners with Providence House, a crisis nursery committed to child abuse prevention and family preservation, to provide medical services for all children who come to stay at Providence House.
The MetroHealth Foundation’s annual Employee Campaign raises funds to support programs and projects of The MetroHealth System.
An RV equipped with multiple work stations and staffed by financial representatives certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services travels throughout Cuyahoga County to offer easy access for residents to sign up for health care.
MetroHealth provides daily health services at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center for 130-180 youths, male and female, who are in the juvenile justice system.
MetroHealth provides primary care for individuals at Recovery Resources, a community-based behavioral health services provider.
In the summer of 2015, Morgan Stanley launched “Healthy Cities Cleveland,” part of a national program to encourage wellness, play and nutrition in underserved communities.
In 2010, the Center for Reducing Health Disparities at MetroHealth and the Saint Luke’s Foundation partnered to create the Healthy Eating & Active Living (HEAL) initiative to address chronic illnesses (e.g., hypertension, diabetes) in the Buckeye, Larchmere and Woodland Hills neighborhoods, using a community engagement model.
The Health Improvement Partnership (HIP)-Cuyahoga is a collaborative county-wide health improvement effort with a mission to inspire, influence and advance policy as well as environmental and lifestyle changes that foster health and wellness for everyone who lives, works, learns and plays in Cuyahoga County.
Home visits for patients who have multiple medical problems are conducted by a family medicine attending physician and a resident or medical student.
Infant mortality, defined as when a live-born baby dies before his or her first birthday, is devastating to families and our community, and is a critical concern across the country.
This multidisciplinary, team-based clinic offers gender-related medical and mental health services to youths and families. Our providers include specialists in pediatrics, endocrinology and behavioral health.
MetroHealth is home to the only Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Care Center in Cleveland.
In partnership with the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS), MetroHealth provides children in foster care with a centralized place to receive both routine and sick care including physicals, immunizations and assistance with behavioral and/or mental health concerns.
For more than 18 years, MetroHealth has offered a voucher program, which allows patients who qualify to receive a medication voucher once every 12 months.
Two care coordinators facilitate this program with the goal of improving the outcomes for high-risk, drug-dependent women and their babies.
In December 2015, MetroHealth partnered with The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation to develop a local site for the Nurse-Family Partnership, a community-based program in which specially trained nurses provide regular home visits to first-time moms, starting early in the pregnancy and continuing through the child’s second birthday.
This clinic has a bilingual staff to address the specific medical, psychological and social needs of Hispanic youth.
Founded in 2007, the MetroHealth Pride Clinic is the first in the region devoted to serving the health needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community.
Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone) is an opioid overdose education and naloxone distribution program.
MetroHealth has a team of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) who are specially trained to provide timely, coordinated, comprehensive and compassionate care to pediatric and adult victims of sexual assault.
The School Health Program (SHP) mission is to improve access to health care by partnering with the community to advocate for and support the health and well-being of children in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). The SHP was developed in 2013 to bring MetroHealth primary care to children who are at risk of not receiving care. With parent/guardian consent, MetroHealth medical professionals care for children at school during school hours.
MetroHealth is running a free outpatient clinic in conjunction with the Malachi Center Shower Program, which opens its doors for homeless individuals to shower, eat, share fellowship and clean their clothes.
MetroHealth’s clinic houses the Cuyahoga County Tuberculosis Program, which is the designated clinic for the reporting, treatment and investigation of all tuberculosis cases in Cuyahoga County. In 2017, 2,271 patients were screened for TB, 294 started treatment for latent TB infection and 27 were treated for active TB disease.
Assistance with nutrition and fitness classes for children
Greeting patients and visitors, and assisting by escorting patients and visitors or pushing patients in wheelchairs to their destination; offering items from the hospitality cart
Locations: Brecksville Health and Surgery Center, MetroHealth Medical Centers in Cleveland Heights and Parma
Burn survivors trained for visiting with patients and discussing the recovery process, and participating in support group for patients and families
Providing comfort items to patients undergoing treatment
Interacting with and providing activities for infants and children in a playroom and at the bedside
Labeling and sorting clothing for distribution to patients
Providing hospitality and wayfinding assistance to visitors and nonclinical support to patients on the intensive care floors
Providing emotional support and comfort measures to women during labor and delivery. Doula training offered by Doulas of North America (DONA) is required
Offering non-medical assistance to patients and families in MetroHealth’s Level I Adult Trauma Center at main campus and Emergency Departments at Brecksville, Cleveland Heights and Parma
Watering and misting plants
Greeting patients and visitors, escorting patients and providing directions
Visiting hospitalized patients and offering comfort items such as playing cards, lip balm, puzzle books
Providing nurturing support by holding and rocking infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Newborn Nursery
Bringing dogs to visit patients and families. Dogs must be certified through Therapy Dogs International or Pet Partners
In collaboration with the Cuyahoga County Public Library, visiting new parents to promote the importance of reading to their babies, and distributing New Baby Literacy Kits and library cards
Providing a reassuring presence at the bedside of dying patients who would otherwise be alone at the end of life
Assisting chaplains in meeting spiritual needs of patients of all faith backgrounds
Patients and family members offering information to improve the patient experience
Visiting hospitalized patients and explaining safety measures to prevent falls
Providing non-technical assistance as directed by therapist, pushing patients in wheelchairs
Reading to young children in pediatric waiting areas, demonstrating the importance that reading has in a child’s development
Reading aloud to children waiting for outpatient appointments, showing parents and children how to use iPads and smartphone apps to promote literacy skills
Assisting with activities at MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio under the direction of art and recreation therapists
In MetroHealth’s Hands to Heart Reiki Clinic, qualified volunteers offering Reiki appointments to patients and employees in need of a healing touch. Training is required through the second level of Reiki and preferably Master Level
Engaging long-term care residents in a variety of activities including coffee hour, friendly visits, special events and more
Acting as the host or hostess of this special room and helping provide a friendly, relaxing and supportive environment for families who are dealing with the illness of their child
Trained peer visitors who have successfully adapted to a spinal cord injury visiting with patients and discussing the recovery process
Making music part of the healing process by sharing vocal or instrumental talent with patients and visitors
Greeting and helping facilitate monthly support group meeting
Greeting patients and visitors in ambulatory surgery center, escorting patients to changing area, checking on patients in recovery
Trained peer visitors who have survived a traumatic injury visiting with newly injured patients and offering support
Recovering wheelchairs from various hospital locations
A program of the American Cancer Society, staffing the salon to provide free wigs to women undergoing treatment, who cannot afford them
Established more than 15 years ago, the Center offers surgical and non-surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions. This multidisciplinary program improves patient outcomes and long-term success.
In a partnership with the Government of Mexico, through its consulate in Detroit, MetroHealth began the Ventanilla de Salud (Window of Health) Program in 2015.
The Medical Home for Children in Foster Care program has expanded to help provide education, advocacy and health care for young people coming out of foster care.
This fully-accessible temporary home is for people with spinal cord injuries who travel to MetroHealth for research-related treatment and evaluation.