MetroHealth Medical Center

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MetroHealth Medical Center

MetroHealth Medical Center (MET)


MetroHealth Medical Center is a 700 bed, public hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, and the only level 1 trauma center serving Greater Cleveland. MetroHealth owns and operates one of the busiest helicopter and fixed wing transport systems in the United States, which coupled with acute trauma services and a nationally-recognized post-trauma and brain injury rehabilitation program, provides a continuum of the highest quality care available for an injured person.


The MetroHealth System and Cleveland Clinic Foundation recently established the Northern Ohio Trauma System, a network relationship to integrate care among the four level II hospitals managed by the Cleveland Clinic with the services at MetroHealth Medical Center. The newly created network will treat an estimated 8000 injured people and 3500 major trauma patients per year. Five fellowship-trained orthopaedic traumatologists and several orthopaedic specialists support active residency programs, as well as an AO North America sponsored fellowship program in orthopaedic traumatology.


Our vision is to provide excellent clinical care, serving as a model for other centers, and to engage in research and the development of new technology to help our patients reach new levels of recovery and function. There are several Institutional programs to support research including a large research facility, a Center for Disparities, and a Center for Health Care Policy and Research.


The Orthopaedic Department has experience with numerous multi-center projects, employing research personnel and infrastructure to manage these. The program presents and publishes multiple original papers every year and was a co-recipient of the 2003 Kappa Delta Award for the LEAP Study.


Site Principal Investigator: Heather A. Vallier, MD

Co-Investigators: Brendan Patterson, MD