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The MetroHealth System is a nationally ranked[1] non-profit, public health care system located in Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 1837 as City Hospital,[3] The MetroHealth System serves 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.

The MetroHealth System
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Location2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, Ohio, USA United States
Care systemPublic
Hospital typeAcademic Medical Center
Affiliated universityCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Emergency departmentLevel I Trauma and Burn Center
HelipadFAA LID: 53OI[2]
Other linksList of hospitals in the United States
List of hospitals in Ohio

In 1972, MetroHealth (then referred to as Cleveland Metro General Hospital) built a new medical center at its Scranton Road 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 completed more than 90,000 medical missions, all safely. This air ambulance service is internationally known and 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 further distances.

MetroHealth is a Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, and is one of two verified adult and pediatric burn centers in the state of Ohio.

In the 1990s, MetroHealth expanded its main campus with new medical offices and parking areas, and renovated its tower complex. In 2004, the Critical Care Pavilion, housing the Level I Adult Trauma Center, opened. The addition of two stories to the Critical Care Pavilion, in 2016, provided 85 state-of-the-art intensive care rooms along with a special disease care unit for highly contagious diseases.


MetroHealth has clinics throughout Cuyahoga County:[4]

LifeFlight Helicopter Bases

  • Portage County
  • Lorain County
  • Wayne County


  1. ^ a b U.S. News and World Report (2013), MetroHealth Medical Center, archived from the original on 2012-07-27, retrieved January 24, 2014
  2. ^ "AirNav: – Metro Health Medical Center Heliport". Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  3. ^ "2006 Annual Report" (PDF). Cleveland, Ohio: MetroHealth System. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-01-02.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]

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