The MetroHealth System has embarked on an ambitious, multi-year Transformation project aimed at improving long-term health for all.
Since our opening in 1837 as Cleveland’s City Hospital, we have evolved to solve many of the health care needs of our community. We originally opened our doors for the chronically ill and infirm, fought the cholera epidemic and went on to treat tuberculosis, polio and other epidemics. Today, we are nationally recognized in many areas, including for our Level I Adult Trauma and Burn Center, high-risk pregnancy care, rehabilitation, research and social advocacy.
We are an early adopter of population health – preventive and monitored care for better health outcomes. For several years, we have proactively delivered individualized care, preventing acute situations and lowering overall costs.
Since we know that population health is influenced by social, economic and physical environments, it became clear that excellent doctor-patient health care was not enough. Under the leadership of President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD, MetroHealth has embraced the idea that we need more social programs and an updated hospital campus to reach beyond patient care to community care.
Our 100+ social programs, from the Nurse-Family Partnership addressing infant mortality to the Office of Opioid Safety to Violence Interrupters, peel away at the extra help or interventions that are necessary for better mental and physical health. Add to that the need for a physical plant that can support our technical and clinical strengths and you are looking at the physical transformation of our 60-acre main campus.