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Emergency Medical Services

Each year, over 100,000 Northeast Ohioans choose MetroHealth for their emergency care and 20,000 to 30,000 of them arrive via our region's pre-hospital professionals. Annually, 60-90 different fire departments and EMS services transport patients to MetroHealth Medical Center’s Emergency Department. MetroHealth appreciates the dedication and commitment of all pre-hospital providers. Please bookmark this page and check-back often as this webpage is meant to be a resource for the region's pre-hospital professionals.

Pictured below: 2014 Excellence in Emergency Medical Service Awards

Emergency Department - EMS Awards

Whether it’s a traumatic event, heart attack, stroke, or one of life’s everyday emergencies, you can count on MetroHealth.  If your municipal fire department transports you here, you will be in the best of hands in nationally ranked and recognized programs for outcomes and quality.

Level I Adult Trauma Center
Level II Pediatric Trauma Center
Level 3 Neonatal ICU (highest designation)
High Risk OB
Accredited Chest Pain Center
Certified Stroke Center
Comprehensive Burn Center

Continuing Education

The Emergency Medical Services Department provides EMS continuing education refresher courses, trauma programs and lectures all across Northeast Ohio’s fire departments, at MetroHealth Medical Center and at the MetroHealth Middleburg Heights November Family Health Center.  It provides several programs in conjunction with the MetroHealth Simulation Center.  Integrating simulation and experiential education into the pre-hospital discipline yields enhanced learning and improved patient care.

Course Calendar, Information & Enrollment

Current Calendar EMS Continuing Education Dissection Series
The continuing education dissection series of courses below are brought to your respective fire department privately. They are taught by our team of Advanced Practioners. Please call 216-957-6430 for more course information, scheduling and pricing.
  • Airway and Trauma Lab with swine heart, lung and trachea dissection
  • Cardiology Lab with swine heart dissection
  • Neurological Lab with mammalian brain dissection
MetroHealth Medical Center is an Approved Continuing Education Site by the State of Ohio Board of Emergency Services, Approval #1202

Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement

Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement are an important aspect of pre-hospital patient care and MetroHealth works diligently with all transporting agencies to assure ePCR chart compliance, patient-centered quality and continuum of care feedback. Please complete the form below and a representative from MetroHealth will be in touch. Asterisks represent required fields.



Medical Direction

The MetroHealth System's Department of Emergency Medicine & Emergency Medical Services’ Special Operations Division provides medical oversight and physician support to several regional, federal, SWAT and law enforcement agencies.  In addition, Medical Direction is provided to the City of Cleveland Departments of Public Safety by Emergency Medicine attending, Thomas Collins, MD.  If you or your department would like to discuss the complete and comprehensive receiving capabilities of MetroHealth Medical Center’s Emergency Department, Metro Life Flight and/or any education, continuing education and collaborative medical oversight please call 216-957-6430.                                                                                                                                                                                             


Tactical Emergency Medical Services / Special Operations

As our region's public health entity, we proudly serve our community in a multitude of ways.  One of the many ways is through our engagement with our public safety sector.  This tactical/medical operations support is done from a federal level, to other Ohio counties and to regional and law enforcement SWAT teams.  Our multidisciplinary approach to education, collaboration and community support is consistent with our overall mission at MetroHealth.  If you or your team seeks consultation and more information, please contact us at 216-957-6430.


Cleveland Metro Life Flight

As the region's premier critical care transport program, Cleveland Metro Life Flight is ready to attend to your needs. Please visit Metro Life Flight's page to learn more about the program or to view CE lectures presented by members of the flight program. 

EMS Coordination

As EMS Coordinator for The MetroHealth System, David Yarmesch (pictured left) works side-by-side with Northern Ohio's pre-hospital providers in an effort to make the transition of patient care from the field to the hospital as seamless as possible. David is highly engaged in multiple areas including but not limited to: Emergency Medicine, Cleveland Metro Life Flight, Disaster Preparedness and Special Operations. He is available to coordinate education, troubleshoot and to answer questions related to MetroHealth. David can be reached at 216-957-6430 or dyarmesch@metrohealth.org.

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  • 2500 MetroHealth Drive|Cleveland, OH 44109|(216) 778-7800
  • All Rights Reserved.