MetroHealth’s Report to Our Community
Cuyahoga County's need for high-quality affordable health care has never been greater, as the region recovers from the economic downturn. As a result, our mission has never been more vital to the health of the region.
MetroHealth charges less for services than other regional providers, giving all county residents better access to care.
MetroHealth is discovering new ways to improve the lives of everyone in Cuyahoga County.
Increasing Access to Care
The MetroHealth System has a unique role in the community. As the public hospital, MetroHealth provides comprehensive care for all Cuyahoga County residents, regardless of their ability to pay.
Only about 5% of our patient revenues come from local tax dollars.
45% of MetroHealth's uninsured Cuyahoga County patients come from outside the City of Cleveland. They represent every city and area of the county.
17% of MetroHealth's charity care was covered by the $40 million subsidy that Cuyahoga County allotted to MetroHealth in 2010. The demand for charity care is expected to increase in 2011, while the county subsidy was reduced to $36 million.
MetroHealth, as an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University, attracted $37.5 million to Cuyahoga County in 2010. Our research initiatives have led to cutting-edge treatments for patients.
MetroHealth's Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program is one of the best in the United States and its work has led to nationwide changes in obstetrical care. That means Cuyahoga County residents have access to leading-edge obstetrical care and treatments.
MetroHealth is an academic health system and is committed to training medical professionals. In 2010, MetroHealth provided training to more than 1,300 medical and nursing students, residents and fellows. In addition, all of MetroHealth's active physician staff hold faculty appointments at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
The MetroHealth System has been widely recognized for its outstanding care and medical staff. The quality of care MetroHealth provides is consistent with other local leaders.
"We are proud of the leadership that MetroHealth provides in outstanding health care for individuals and in promoting the health of Cuyahoga County. The essential services that MetroHealth offers are highly regarded and are critically important — especially at a time when too many in our community are struggling. Ensuring that these services continue to operate at the highest quality and effectiveness is crucial for our county."
—Ed FitzGerald, Cuyahoga County Executive
"MetroHealth is absolutely vital to our community. We can be proud of their record, providing excellent medical care to all who need it, whether young or old, insured or uninsured."
—Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, 11th District of Ohio
"MetroHealth is a vital part of our healthcare system in Northeast Ohio, and as a Level 1 Trauma Center and regional burn center, it saves many lives and helps many people. MetroHealth serves many who may not otherwise get care and is critical to the health of the community."
—K. Michael Benz, United Way of Greater Cleveland President and CEO
"MetroHealth's leadership continues to do a very effective job in managing its limited financial resources to provide outstanding care to all of its patients, regardless of their ability to pay."
—Alexander M. Cutler, Eaton Corporation, Chairman and CEO