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MetroHealth Foundation

The MetroHealth Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Founded in 1954, it supports The MetroHealth System's mission by funding programs and projects in patient care, scientific and clinical research, and medical education. We thank our donors who make so much possible for so many.
MetroHealth released its 2013 report to the community at its First Annual Stakeholders Meeting on May 9 at the Cleveland Convention Center.  Read the full report and the 2013 accomplishments that it highlights here.

To view MetroHealth’s
2013 Donor Honor Roll, a complete list of the donors who helped us raise a record-breaking $11 million in 2013, click here.

2014 Medical Hall of Honor Inductees Announced

MetroHealth is pleased to announce that eight individuals have been selected as 2014 inductees to the MetroHealth Medical Hall of Honor. The honorees are among the second class of inductees to the Hall of Honor, which was established in 2011 to mark MetroHealth’s 175th anniversary. The Hall of Honor pays tribute to individuals whose innovation, academic excellence and leadership have transformed MetroHealth and the practice of medicine. Read more...


Gannon Memorial Golf Tournament raises more than $65,000

The 2014 Gannon Memorial Golf Tournament raised more than $65,000 for patients in the John Gannon Burn and Trauma Center at MetroHealth Medical Center. A highlight of the awards dinner was the presentation of the John A. Gannon Angel Award to Dino Marino in honor of his strength, courage and fortitude. The James M. Andrews Sr. Memorial Award went to Dr. Richard Fratianne in recognition of his exceptional leadership and devoted service to MetroHealth's burn unit. The late John Gannon was a MetroHealth trustee, Cleveland firefighter and president of the International Association of Fire Fighters as well as an advocate for trauma and burn victims. More than $500,000 has been raised for the Gannon Burn and Trauma Center since the tournament was established in 1998. The center provides medical care and support services to more than 3,000 trauma patients and 1,700 burn victims and their families each year.

Saint Luke's Foundation Completes its $10 million Pledge to MetroHealth

The Saint Luke’s Foundation has completed its 10-year, $10 million pledge with its final $1 million payment to MetroHealth’s Closing the Gap program. Closing the Gap provides residents of the Buckeye and surrounding neighborhoods with the knowledge, support and resources they need to improve their health by managing their diabetes, asthma, allergies, obesity and other chronic conditions. The Saint Luke’s grant made it possible for doctors, nurses, nutritionists and others to deliver innovative education programs, offer exercise and smoking cessation classes, teach healthy cooking and create walking clubs. Because of this funding, more than 12,000 people have attended Closing the Gap programs, many of which are now offered by MetroHealth at 18 locations.


MetroHealth Receives Largest Gift of the Year from Joe and Ellen Chay

Joe and Ellen Chay made their first gift of $50 to MetroHealth in May of 2005. Over the last nine years they have increased their engagement and taken the time to learn about our mission, our vision and our plans for the future. This past month the Chays made a transformational estate gift of $1.25 million to ultimately support MetroHealth's area of greatest need.

MetroHealth School Health Program Receives $750,000 from the Cleveland Foundation

The Cleveland Foundation awarded MetroHealth $750,000 to help us bring primary and preventive care to Cleveland schools so thousands of children don’t have to miss classes to stay well. The program, a partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, currently provides care to two Cleveland schools and will expand to children in 11 additional schools this fall. The grant will help pay for a mobile health unit, staffed by MetroHealth clinicians, that will eventually be deployed to more than 20 schools located near MetroHealth’s main campus and several of its health centers. Read the press release.

MetroHealth Sets Fundraising Record in 2013 -- Thanks to You


  Last year, we set an ambitious goal: to raise more money for MetroHealth than we’d ever raised before. Our aim was to bring in $11 million. Thank you to every one of you who contributed toward that effort in 2013. You made history. You gave $11,028,835 to put doctors in Cleveland public schools, to continue research that gives people with spinal cord injuries use of their arms and legs again, to help buy Life Flight a sophisticated new intensive-care ambulance to use when air transport won’t work and to do so much more for the health of our community. Your donation was not just a gift to MetroHealth, it was a gift to Northeast Ohio. And all of us owe you our gratitude. Of course, our work isn’t finished. We have even bigger goals for 2014, which we’ll share with you as the year unfolds. But we’ll go forward knowing you provided the foundation on which we’re building, that it’s you who’s making it possible for MetroHealth to fulfill its mission of leading the way to a healthier community.

Thank you.

    Hyland Software's Hy-5 Raises Thousands of Dollars for MetroHealth 

Nearly 1,000 runners and walkers turned out in the cold and rain on Saturday May 17 to compete in this year’s Hy-5 and support MetroHealth at the same time. The sixth-annual 5-K race and 1-mile walk, sponsored by Hyland Software in Westlake, brought in thousands of in-kind donations and raised $25,000 for MetroHealth. The family-friendly, dog-friendly event included face painting, a bounce house, free health screenings and the perfect post-race breakfast.

Congratulations David!
  MetroHealth Employee Runs 100 Miles to Raise Funds 

David Wank, a MetroHealth training and quality improvement specialist ran 100 miles in 19 hours and 33 minutes last weekend and raised more than $2,000 for MetroHealth’s Transitional Care Unit.  Not only that, he was the first of the 150 entrants in the Outrun 24 Hour Trail Race at Lake MetroParks Chapin Forest Reservation to complete 100 miles.  

 Even though the race is over, you can still make a contribution.  Read More
     Dr. Galvin to Run 50 Miles for MetroHealth

MetroHealth Medical Center internal medicine doctor Jeff Galvin hopes to turn his birthday into a gift for MetroHealth by raising more than $5,000 for the hospital’s brain injury unit where his wife, Liz, works as an occupational therapist. On March 4, Dr. Galvin’s 50th birthday, he’ll attempt his longest run ever – 50 miles – from Huron, Ohio, to the front doors of MetroHealth’s Rehabilitation Pavilion. He’s asking friends, co-workers and MetroHealth supporters to pledge from 10 cents to $20 – or whatever they can afford -- for every mile he completes. Read More


Ryan Leighty's Story
Ryan Leighty, a strapping fire fighter, never thought he would need the care of MetroHealth’s Brain Injury Program, along with months of rehab. But as he knows too well, household accidents can change your life in a minute. Thankfully, with MetroHealth’s help, he is on the road to a full recovery.  Read More

  MetroHealth has been serving our community since 1837. To learn about our recent accomplishments and future plans, read Vision 2020

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