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Dear Friends,

For far too long, the health system in America has focused on caring for us after we get sick.

But at MetroHealth, our aim is to care for you — and about you — before something goes wrong. That’s not our New Year’s resolution. It’s what we’ve always done.

We work toward that wellness in many ways. We offer fresh produce, job training, legal advice, transportation and dozens of other services with the help and expertise of our more than 100 partner organizations. The goal is to keep away all the stresses that can cause illness.

This quarterly newsletter, filled with health tips, is one more way we care for you.

But we also know that good health is in your hands as much — if not more — than ours, especially this year. Thank you for eating right, getting enough sleep, exercising, washing your hands and wearing your mask — and for taking care of yourself and those you love.

Despite all that, we still get sick sometimes. When that happens, MetroHealth is here for you.

It’s important to make sure you don’t let COVID-19, the flu or any other virus keep you from getting the care you need. Too many people have ended up sicker than ever because they were afraid to seek care when they desperately needed it. Don’t let that happen to you.

There are so many ways to “see” your doctor and other health care providers these days. With computers and telephones, we’re able to provide a wide array of thorough, expert care. And when an in-person visit is a must, we provide that safely, too.

In addition to office and telehealth visits, our mobile vans are going into the community to provide mammograms and flu shots. And our school health program continues to deliver care to kids just outside their classrooms.

We offer this kind of care because it’s the right thing to do. For 183 years, we’ve been responding to the health needs of our community — to your needs.

Cholera didn’t stop us from taking care of our community. Neither did tuberculosis, polio or HIV. And COVID won’t either. That’s a promise.

Warm regards,
Akram Boutros, MD 
President and CEO