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The MetroHealth Sytstem
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The MetroHealth Medical Center main campus in Cleveland
Location 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, Ohio, USA United States
Care system Public
Hospital type Academic Medical Center
Affiliated university Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Emergency department Level I Trauma Center
Beds 861[1]
Founded 1837
Other links List of hospitals in the United States
List of hospitals in Ohio

The MetroHealth System is a nationally ranked[1] non-profit, county operated, health care system located in Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 1837 as City Hospital,[2] The MetroHealth System is the safety net hospital for the residents of the city of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. It is one of the three major health care systems in Cleveland, Ohio along with Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland.

In 1972, MetroHealth (then referred to as Cleveland Metro General Hospital) built a new medical center on its Scranton Avenue location. The current building is two cylindrical towers connected with a central core, which was renovated in 1995. In 1982, MetroHealth established its Metro Life Flight air ambulance service. Metro Life Flight has done almost 50,000 air medical missions without any emergency incident. This air ambulance service is internationally known has trained crews from Poland to Japan. They use the EC-145 for their air ambulance service and a modified Lear Jet is used for transferring patients from international destinations.

In 1975, Dr. Richard Fratianne established MetroHealth's burn unit to help burn victims recover from their trauma. MetroHealth is a Level I trauma center for Northeast Ohio[citation needed]. Many burn and trauma victims are transferred to Metro for this kind of treatment.

In the 1990s MetroHealth expanded its Main Campus with new medical offices, parking areas, and renovated its tower complex.


MetroHealth has clinics throughout Cuyahoga County:[3]



LifeFlight Helicopter Bases

  • Portage County
  • Lorain County
  • Wayne County

Notable Deaths[edit]

  • Brent Kandra


  1. ^ a b U.S. News and World Report (2013), MetroHealth Medical Center, retrieved January 24, 2014 
  2. ^ "2006 Annual Report" (PDF). Cleveland, Ohio: MetroHealth System. 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
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Coordinates: 41°27′40″N 81°41′52″W / 41.46111°N 81.69778°W / 41.46111; -81.69778