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2014 News

For the second year in a row, the March of Dimes has given MetroHealth a gift of $35,000 to improve the health of opiate-addicted pregnant women and their babies. This year’s grant allows MetroHealth to continue the Mother and Child Dependency Program it began in 2013, an outreach service that fosters the March of Dimes’ goal of providing health education, information and other help to pregnant women who use alcohol or drugs.

The Northern Ohio Golf Charities Foundation has awarded MetroHealth $29,500 to purchase a pediatric human patient simulator called PediaSim, a child-size mannequin that responds to medical procedures the way a 7-year-old would. PediaSim will allow MetroHealth medical staff to learn sophisticated new skills in the treatment of children; practice procedures while receiving immediate, realistic feedback; and prepare to treat children with rare, high-risk injuries and diseases.  Past donations from the Northern Ohio Golf Charities Foundation have helped MetroHealth purchase adult and infant patient simulators.

This year’s Houser Family Fundraiser, hosted by Kevin and Kristen Houser, raised more than $10,000 for MetroHealth’s Aamoth Family Pediatric Wellness Center. Proceeds from the event, held March 7 at Hooley House in Westlake, allow the Pediatric Wellness Center to continue its mission of helping children and teens build healthy relationships with food and exercise so they can grow into confident adults free from chronic disease. If you’re interested in hosting a similar event to raise money for the Pediatric Wellness Center or any other program at MetroHealth, contact Jessica Cartagena at 216-778-7525 or jcartagena@metrohealth.org.

Thank you to the generous donors who helped MetroHealth reach its goal of raising $125,000 toward the purchase of a new Metro Life Flight Ground Medical Intensive Care Unit. Leading contributors include ArcelorMittal, $10,000; the George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation, $25,000; Darice, Inc.; Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., $25,000; Epic; the Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation, $10,000; and the Sherwick Fund of the Cleveland Foundation, $25,000. The ground unit transports critically ill and injured patients when Life Flight aircraft can’t be dispatched – during heavy snowstorms, for example, or in urban areas that don’t have enough landing space. The new unit, which will be delivered this summer, will be outfitted with a ventilator, portable ultrasound machine, IV pumps and other equipment that allow for faster treatment.

2013 News

Up to 600 children and teens between 5 and 18 years old will participate in fitness, nutrition, cooking and gardening classes at MetroHealth’s Aamoth Family Pediatric Wellness Center through a partnership between MetroHealth and the nonprofit health insurance company CareSource. The classes are part of a two-year study aimed at transforming the treatment of obesity in Cuyahoga County children, an estimated 40 percent of whom are overweight or obese. The program would not have been possible without donations from dozens of MetroHealth supporters who fund the Pediatric Wellness Center and the research that helps young people and their parents adopt healthy habits and overcome obesity.

The Billie Howland Steffee Family Fund of the Cleveland Foundation has given $25,000 to MetroHealth’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  The Steffee Family donation will help MetroHealth buy tiny cribettes that allow the NICU staff to provide better, more comforting care to the hundreds of premature babies born here every year.

Dr. John and Linda Chae contributed $15,000 to the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Patient Care, Education and Research fund. This fund supports patient care, medical education, scientific and clinical research and the recruitment of key personnel in physical medicine and rehabilitation at MetroHealth.

Official Ribbon-cutting on November 6, 2013 to Launch MetroHealth’s First School-based Health Center. Pilot program opens at Mound-STEM School in Cleveland’s Slavic Village. (PDF) 

Elk & Elk Co., LPA had donated $25,000 toward the purchase of new Metro Life Flight Ground Medical Intensive Care Unit. A vital component of Metro Life Flight, the Ground Medical Intensive Care Unit transports critically ill and injured adults, children, newborn and premature babies on a daily basis. The new Unit will have enhanced safety standards and improved equipment to help facilitate critical patient care.

Ellena and James Muraco have made a generous gift to MetroHealth’s Cancer Care Healing Garden. This garden will provide will provide a calming, healing atmosphere to compliment MetroHealth top-quality medical care. 

The Delta, Delta, Delta Cleveland West Side Alumnae have provided nearly $15,000 to MetroHealth. The alumnae’s generous gifts were directed to MetroHealth’s Child Life program, the Richard B. Fratianne, MD Professorship in Surgery and MetroHealth’s Burn Unit. The group has been a loyal supporter of MetroHealth since 1994.

The Alcoa Foundation made a $20,000 grant to support MetroHealth’s BREAST/Amigas Unidas Program, a community outreach effort that works to improve the breast health of uninsured and underinsured minorities.
Dr. John and Linda Chae contributed $15,000 to the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Patient Care, Education and Research fund. This fund supports patient care, medical education, scientific and clinical research and the recruitment of key personnel in physical medicine and rehabilitation at MetroHealth. 

Fifth Annual Hyland Software HY-5 (5K Run, 1-Mile Walk) Raises $57,000 for MetroHealth (PDF) 

The American Cancer Society and Walmart Foundation provided $40,000 to the BREAST/Amigas Unidas Program. Their funding will allow the program to offer an additional community screening and incorporate the importance of healthy eating and good nutrition into both education and outreach. 

The Woodruff Foundation awarded $200,000 to MetroHealth, in partnership with Murtis Taylor, Recovery Resources and the Cuyahoga County Correctional Center, to provide inmates upon their release with integrated primary care and behavioral health services. The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation is also supporting this project with a grant of $125,500.

The Medical Mutual of Ohio Charitable Foundation has made a $25,400 grant to support the Cleveland Hispanic Adolescent Health Initiative. This initiative is under the direction of MetroHealth physician, Dr. Maria Herran, and will provide support for a Spanish-speaking social worker to assist with patient navigation, social issues and ensuring continued connection to care. 

The AIDS Funding Collaborative selected MetroHealth as a host agency for their AIDS United AmeriCorps Program. MetroHealth’s Compass Services Program welcomes an AmeriCorps volunteer for 11 months of service to work with staff to enhance outreach, testing and follow-up care for HIV-positive young adults.

The Third Federal Foundation has made a $100,000 grant to support both MetroHealth’s School Based Health initiative at the Cleveland Municipal School District’s Mound STEM School and an early childhood literacy initiative at the MetroHealth’s Broadway Health Center.   

The MetroHealth Foundation receives $25,000 grant from The Thomas H. White Foundation to support a workforce development project for Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school students (PDF) 

The MetroHealth Foundation receives Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation grant of $150,000 for the Comprehensive Breast Center at West 150th (PDF) 

Eaton Corporation awards $30,000 grant to support MetroHealth school based health program (PDF)  

 $30,000 gift from Boston Scientific supports electrophysiology fellowship program in Cardiology (PDF) 

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Donates $11,200 to MetroHealth Programs for Children (PDF) 

The MetroHealth Foundation Receives March of Dimes Grant for MetroHealth Mother and Child Dependency Program (PDF) 

2012 News

November Family Makes $1.5 Million Gift to MetroHealth; New site to be named MetroHealth Middleburg Heights November Family Health Center

MetroHealth Foundation Board of Directors makes unprecedented $1.3 million+ donation to MetroHealth; Board also elects new officers

David Kaelber, MD, Receives Grant to Improve Immunization in Teen (PDF)

MetroHealth Foundation Raises $10.8 Million in a Record-breaking 2011 (PDF)

Currents named MetroHealth's Champions Ball one of its "Best Benefits of 2011."  View the article and the ad thanking our Champions Ball sponsors.


2011 News

The Giant Eagle Foundation Supports Pediatric Wellness (PDF)
The MetroHealth Foundation Names New Board Members (PDF)
Champions Ball Kicks Off MetroHealth's 175th Anniversary (PDF)View print media coverage of The Champions Ball in The Plain Dealer , MD NewsCurrents and the Cleveland Jewish News.
Aamoth Family Pediatric Wellness Center Opens at MetroHealth Medical Center (PDF)
Dr. Rosenbaum Appointed Rakita Moss Professor of Cardiology (PDF)MetroHealth Receives Komen Power of a Partner Award (PDF)

MetroHealth Foundation Board of Directors Names 2011-2012 Officers (PDF)

Edwin D. Northrup II Fund Grant Will Prevent Vision Loss in Children (PDF)

Komen’s Extraordinary Support of MetroHealth Continues (PDF)


Music Therapy Eases Patients' Pain

Kindergarten Class Raises Funds to Help Patients to Read (PDF)

MetroHealth Foundation Sees Record-Setting 2010 Giving (PDF)

MetroHealth System finishes 2010 with third consecutive surplus, Foundation exceeds fundraising goal (PDF)


Kaiser Funding to Support Early Detection of Pediatric Hypertension (PDF)

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