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. 

January 2016 – More than $1.8 million raised for Critical Care Pavilion expansion


In less than six months, the first phase of MetroHealth’s campus transformation will be realized with the completion of the Critical Care Pavilion expansion.
More than $1.8 million was raised for the expansion in 2015. Major gifts included a five-year, $500,000 gift from Eaton; a three-year, $150,000 gift from the Joyce M. Stielau and Herbert W. Stielau Foundation; and gifts from three anonymous donors totaling nearly $1 million. In addition, MetroHealth employees contributed nearly $178,000 to the effort.

The 100,000-square-foot expansion, construction of which began last summer, includes adding two floors and 85 private intensive care unit rooms. The Foundation’s fundraising goal is $10 million.

The new space will be completed by July 1, 2016. 

If you are interested in making a lead gift with a naming opportunity, please contact Stella Dilik, Executive Director of Philanthropy, at 216-778-5004 or

MetroHealth's 2014 Report to the Community

The Transformation Begins.

Read about MetroHealth’s accomplishments -- and its plans for the future -- in its 2014 report to the community, which was released May 8, 2015, at MetroHealth’s Second Annual Stakeholders Meeting.

To view MetroHealth’s 2014 Donor Honor Roll, a complete list of the donors who supported MetroHealth and its mission of serving the entire community, click here.

Shannah Ley Foundation gives grants to two areas of MetroHealth
Thank you to the Shannah Ley Foundation, which has given a $5,000 grant to MetroHealth’s Mother & Child Dependency Program, which provides extra help for opiate-dependent women during their first few weeks with their newborns; and a $25,000 grant to the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, which will go toward research at the Cleveland FES Center.

Students raise more than $700 for MetroHealth’s Cancer Care Center through ribbon sales
A group of students at Incarnate Word Academy in Parma wanted to do something to honor the memory of one of their fathers who had died of lung cancer. The girls, all seventh-graders, decided to make and sell several cancer awareness ribbons. They sold them during recess and after school, raising $720 (including donations) in about a month. The girls decided to donate the money to MetroHealth's Cancer Care Center – where the father had received treatment – and its Patient Assistance Fund.

Thank you to ArcelorMittal for School Health Program grant
ArcelorMittal has awarded at $20,000 grant to MetroHealth’s School Health Program, which is in its third school year of providing health care to students in partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The grant will go toward equipment for vision screenings that can be conducted in the program’s mobile unit, and to help cover operating expenses. 

New Nurse Family Partnership Program at MetroHealth gets added financial support
Thank you to the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, which has awarded a $1.2 million grant to MetroHealth for start-up funding for the Nurse Family Partnership in Cleveland. Along with that grant, MetroHealth’s program also has received $100,000 from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and a $300,000 grant from the David and Inez Myers Foundation.

Thank You to Sisters of Charity for $100,000 donation to help combat infant mortality

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has awarded a $100,000 grant to MetroHealth, which will use the money to train a registered nurse in the Nurse-Family Partnership model. NFP is a home visiting program for low-income, high-risk, first-time mothers during pregnancy and for two years following birth. The nurse will focus on the Central Neighborhood and women served by the Care Alliance Central Neighborhood Clinic at East 30th Street at Central Avenue.

Fishing tournament raises money for pediatric patients for the 20th year

Thank you to the Central Basin Bass Club, whose 2015 tournament raised $2,640 to benefit MetroHealth's Child Life and Education Program. The event was held Oct. 18 at Portage Lakes. This was the 20th year of the event, in which 93 teams participated. Since its inception, the tournament has raised more than $37,000 for the Child Life and Education Program.

Thank you Alcoa Foundation for supporting MetroHealth's BREAST/Amigas program

The Alcoa Foundation has donated $25,000 to MetroHealth's BREAST/Amigas program, which offers free mammograms and breast exams to uninsured women at schools, churches, health fairs and rec centers in Cleveland neighborhoods. The BREAST (Bringing Education, Advocacy, and Support Together) program has been providing breast health services in the community since 2005.

The circus comes to MetroHealth, brings $10,000 donation
Thank you to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which visited MetroHealth on October 21 and treated some of MetroHealth’s pediatric patients and their families to a short performance. They also donated $10,000 to MetroHealth's Pediatric Hematology Department and gave out free tickets to patients and their families for that evening’s performance at Quicken Loans Arena. As part of its 50-city tour in 2015, RBC has made donations to pediatric hospitals and treatment centers in each city.

Kidney Foundation of Ohio’s $25,000 gift honors MetroHealth physician scientist
The Kidney Foundation of Ohio has given $25,000 to MetroHealth in honor of the accomplishments of physician scientist Dr. John Sedor, Vice President of Research at MetroHealth. Sedor also is a member of the board of directors of both The MetroHealth Foundation and the Kidney Foundation of Ohio, Inc. Dr. Sedor’s research focuses on progressive kidney disease for the purpose of identifying new therapies and diagnostic tests.

Ohio Development Services Agency gives MetroHealth $35,000 for staff training
MetroHealth was recently awarded a $35,000 grant from the Ohio Development Services Agency. The funding will support the training of employees who work in MetroHealth’s Network Services Call Center, which annually handles around 3.5 million calls for appointment scheduling, physician referrals and nurse triage/patient advice. By implementing Lean Six Sigma practices, the goal is to improve patient satisfaction by reducing the number of incoming calls that go to an answering service.

Thank you Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation for supporting School Health Program
The Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation has given MetroHealth’s School Health Program a $35,000 grant to provide general operating support. The program, in its third school year, provides health care to students in partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

Program that helps opiate-dependent mothers gets gift from Reinberger Foundation

The Reinberger Foundation has given $35,000 to MetroHealth’s Mother & Child Dependency Program, which provides extra help for opiate-dependent women during their first few weeks with their newborns. The grant supports the program’s Care Coordinator position.

Thank you Kiszak family and friends for supporting MetroHealth SICU
The second annual Kiszak Memorial Golf Outing, held August 29 at Bunker Hill Golf Course in Medina, raised $3,775 for the MetroHealth Surgical Intensive Care Unit. The event, organized by Gary and Deb Kiszak of Medina County, honors the memory of their son Marc, 19, who died in August 2012 from injuries sustained in a car accident. For nearly a week, Marc received care in the SICU. Seventy-six people participated in the event.

Thank you to Biosense Webster Inc. for fellowship support
Biosense Webster Inc. has given $25,000 to MetroHealth’s Heart & Vascular Cardiac Electrophysiology Section to support a one-year electrophysiology fellowship for a physician in training for the 2015-16 academic year.

Rosenbaum Endowment receives $25,000 gift from Narayan Foundation
The Sujata and Sanjiv Narayan Foundation has given $25,000 to support the David S. Rosenbaum, MD, Endowment. Rosenbaum was MetroHealth’s chief of cardiology, director of the Heart and Vascular Center and founder of the Heart and Vascular Research Center until his passing in 2013. The endowment established in his memory will fund a Professorship in Cardiology at Case Western Reserve University.

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