Healthcare reform’s impact: Farewell to public hospitals like MetroHealth

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Healthcare reform’s impact: Farewell to public hospitals like MetroHealth

August 8, 2011 10:42 am by | 2 Comments

The future of public hospitals throughout the United States is imperiled, and for a preview on the impact of U.S. healthcare reform on hospitals, look no further than Cleveland’s public…


MetroHealth raised a record $10.8M in donations last year

MetroHealth raised a record $10.8M in donations last year

February 15, 2012 1:19 pm by | 0 Comments

Public safety-net hospital MetroHealth System reported that its charitable foundation raised more money in 2011, $10.8 million, than in any previous year. That’s an impressive accomplishment for MetroHealth, considering that…


MetroHealth lost $2.7M last year, expects $10M surplus in ’12

MetroHealth lost $2.7M last year, expects $10M surplus in ’12

January 26, 2012 9:08 am by | 0 Comments

Public safety net hospital MetroHealth System lost $2.7 million last year, but hospitals officials are feeling optimistic about 2012 and are predicting a $10 million surplus. Recent trends have MetroHealth…



MetroHealth getting started on search for new CEO

MetroHealth getting started on search for new CEO

January 10, 2012 3:14 pm by | 0 Comments

Less than a month after its CEO announced plans to resign, public safety net hospital MetroHealth System is starting the process to look for a successor. MetroHealth has posted on…


Dr. Spock’s name is now Robert Needlman

Dr. Spock’s name is now Robert Needlman

December 27, 2011 1:07 pm by | 2 Comments

Benjamin Spock died in 1998 and soon after that, his famous book has had one co-author: Dr. Robert Needlman. Needlman is a pediatrician at MetroHealth Medical Center and associate professor…


MetroHealth to lay off 104, cut 151 open positions

MetroHealth to lay off 104, cut 151 open positions

November 3, 2011 4:18 pm by | 0 Comments

The financially struggling MetroHealth System, Cuyahoga County’s safety-net hospital, will lay off 104 employees and eliminate 151 open positions. The moves, announced Thursday in a prepared statement, are part of…


MetroHealth to cut 450 jobs as charity care rises

MetroHealth to cut 450 jobs as charity care rises

September 27, 2011 9:01 am by | 0 Comments

MetroHealth System plans to cut 450 jobs as the Cleveland safety-net hospital faces an increasing amount of uncompensated care. The job cuts are expected to hit patient-facing employees, as well…


MetroHealth freezes hiring to head off $6M operating loss

MetroHealth freezes hiring to head off $6M operating loss

August 25, 2011 3:22 pm by | 0 Comments

Staring at the prospect of a $6 million operating loss for 2011, MetroHealth System has frozen hiring and implemented several other measures in the hopes of breaking even on the…



Cleveland’s MetroHealth will thrive (not die) amid healthcare reform

Cleveland’s MetroHealth will thrive (not die) amid healthcare reform

August 14, 2011 9:30 am by | 2 Comments

Mark Twain’s quip that “news of my death was an exaggeration” sums up my reaction to the article on MetroHealth: “Healthcare reform’s impact: Farewell to public hospitals like MetroHealth.” The…


Case Western Reserve professor appointed to MetroHealth board

Case Western Reserve professor appointed to MetroHealth board

June 23, 2011 5:08 pm by | 0 Comments

A Case Western Reserve University  professor of healthcare finance has been appointed to MetroHealth System‘s board of trustees.  J.B. Silvers  was appointed to the board of the county-subsidized health system…


MetroHealth in the black for third straight year, but operating income down 37%

MetroHealth in the black for third straight year, but operating income down 37%

January 27, 2011 10:52 am by | 0 Comments

Cleveland-area safety net hospital system MetroHealth System reported operating income of nearly $24 million for 2010, a 37 percent tumble from the prior year. It was the third consecutive year in the black for the once-struggling health system.


How did Cleveland’s major hospitals do in job creation in 2010?

How did Cleveland’s major hospitals do in job creation in 2010?

December 20, 2010 2:37 pm by | 0 Comments

Cleveland’s three major hospitals — Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth System and University Hospitals Case Medical Center — generated headlines in late 2009 when they announced separately that they would create a total of more than 2,000 new jobs in Northeast Ohio in 2010. So how did they do?


Akron Children’s to provide specialty care at MetroHealth

Akron Children’s to provide specialty care at MetroHealth

December 16, 2010 12:56 pm by | 0 Comments

Doctors from Akron Children’s Hospital will begin providing specialty pediatric care at MetroHealth System’s main Cleveland campus in January. Akron Children’s specialists will focus on the areas of pediatric cardiology, gastroenterology, cancer and blood disorders, and critical care.


MetroHealth’s Mark Moran: Hospitals can prepare for health reform

MetroHealth’s Mark Moran: Hospitals can prepare for health reform

November 8, 2010 4:13 pm by | 0 Comments

With an expected influx of 32 million new insured patients, thanks to health reform, it’s an understatement to say the U.S. hospital industry is in for big changes. More patients means more opportunities for revenues, but that extra volume also has the potential to stretch hospitals thin and overtax already-burdened clinical staffs.


Explorys adds hospitals to network that will harness medical data

Explorys adds hospitals to network that will harness medical data

November 1, 2010 7:52 am by | 0 Comments

Medical data management company Explorys Inc. has added three Northeast Ohio hospital systems to its emerging member network that’s aimed at harnessing information from burgeoning electronic records to improve patient outcomes. MetroHealth System and University Hospitals in Cleveland, and Summa Health System in Akron, are joining Cleveland Clinic, the inaugural network member that helped launch Explorys last year.


MetroHealth’s county subsidy likely to be cut 10% next year

MetroHealth’s county subsidy likely to be cut 10% next year

October 27, 2010 2:03 pm by | 0 Comments

Cuyahoga County officials are likely to cut the county’s subsidy to the taxpayer-supported MetroHealth System by about 10 percent next year, according to an internal memo sent to the health system’s employees.