Loving Paws Volunteer
The MetroHealth System
Dogs are great medicine for our patients...and for our staff, too! Dogs must be at least one-year-old and certified by Therapy Dogs International (tdi-dog.org) or Pet Partners (petpartners.org). Volunteers visit with their dogs for an hour once or more per month. Volunteer shifts are available seven days a week between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.
About The MetroHealth System
2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109, US
Leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery and teamwork.
With an unwavering commitment to our community, we welcome the opportunity to care for patients from all walks of life. We believe that diversity of patients and staff enriches our environment and gives us an informed world view.
Since 1837, The MetroHealth System has cared for Clevelanders for their most basic health needs and through national crises such as the outbreak of tuberculosis and the polio epidemic. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) designated MetroHealth as an official Ebola Treatment Center, the only one in Ohio.
Today, MetroHealth is an integrated health system with an acute care hospital housing a Level I Adult Trauma and Burn Center, a skilled nursing facility and 20 locations throughout the community with more on the way. Annually, we handle more than one million patient visits including more than 100,000 in the Emergency Department, one of the busiest in the country. That’s an average of 274 Emergency Department visits per day. As a Level I Adult Trauma and Burn Center, we have full trauma surgical teams ready around the clock, ready whenever you need us.