Breaking new ground: MetroHealth Medical Center expands to Brecksville
BRECKSVILLE, Ohio – The MetroHealth System continued its expansion of medical services around the Cleveland area with a groundbreaking at the corner of Interstate 77 and Route 82 Tuesday morning.
The MetroHealth Brecksville Health Center will offer outpatient care, surgical services and an emergency department.
MetroHealth received help from the city and Broadview Heights for the multi-million-dollar investment that is located in both communities.
The mayor says he is excited about the benefit for current residents who now have emergency medical care closer to home and the prospect of attracting new people to the community.
“When someone looks at a community, they look at the location, the schools and they also look at health care and how close is health care,” Mayor Jerry Hruby said at the groundbreaking. “If they’re going to have elderly parents or someone else living with them in need of health care, having a
facility close by is vitally important.”
President/CEO of MetroHealth Akram Boutros, MD said there will be more than 100 people working at the Brecksville health center at any given time once it opens in 2016.
The Brecksville location is one of several new health centers in the MetroHealth System that’s bringing hundreds of new jobs to the area.