Thursday, July 11, 2013
MetroHealth Middleburg Heights November Family Health Center opens
(Cleveland) – MetroHealth’s Middleburg Heights November Family Health Center will start accepting patients on July 8. The health center will provide more services to southern Cuyahoga County residents closer to their homes.
The approximately 57,000-square-foot health center occupies a 10-acre campus on Pearl Road at I-71. This site is a prototype for MetroHealth’s expansion of community-based care, offering primary and specialty care at convenient locations throughout the region.
“Part of our vision for more affordable and quality healthcare includes bringing the care closer to our patients’ homes,” said Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE, President and CEO of MetroHealth. “We have many patients who live and work in the area who now have to travel to MetroHealth’s main campus for their primary and specialty care, as well as advanced diagnostic services.”
“This convenient location will enhance the patient experience, and we are excited to welcome more residents of southern Cuyahoga County into our health system. We also understand that the modern design and fully-integrated medical records elevate patient outcome as well as patient experience.”
The center will provide a comprehensive set of health services, including MetroExpressCare, imaging, primary care, and medical specialties such as cardiology, neurology, orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynecology, dermatology and ophthalmology. Patients will also have access to physical and occupational therapy, and pharmacy services.
Kiosks will be available in the main lobby area providing patients with a convenient self-check-in option. A new state-of-the-art building design and modern architecture allows patients to easily navigate their way to appointments.
“By bringing health care services in an outpatient setting to the community, MetroHealth is continuing to meet its own mission of providing access to health care for all residents of Cuyahoga County,” said Harry Walker, MD, Executive Director of Primary Care at MetroHealth. “This is the first step in our plan to expand the community-based system of care and to deliver care in a more cost-effective setting.”
The new location will replace MetroHealth’s busy health center in nearby Strongsville, where increased patient demand has required expansion of services.
The $23 million project was funded with Build America Bonds that MetroHealth issued in 2010. The MetroHealth Middleburg Heights Health Center is expected to break even in its second year and the local economy will gain 60 jobs, such as nurses and technologists.
The MetroHealth System
The MetroHealth System is a comprehensive academic healthcare system which has served as the safety net public hospital for Northeast Ohio for 175 years. MetroHealth has a nationally renowned Level I trauma and burn center and an acclaimed critical-care transport program – Metro Life Flight. MetroHealth’s network of community health centers incorporates a patient-centered medical home team care approach to optimize patient outcomes through chronic disease management. MetroHealth is in the top 4% of hospitals in the U.S. to achieve Magnet® recognition for a second time. Magnet® is the nation’s highest honor for nursing excellence. Founded in 1837, MetroHealth has been a major affiliate of Case Western Reserve University since 1914 and all MetroHealth active physician staff hold faculty appointments at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Each year, MetroHealth provides nearly one million inpatient and outpatient visits – with overall revenue of $800 million. For more information on The MetroHealth System, visit www.MetroHealth.org.