MetroHealth System (MH) is the primary location of several of the training faculty, is a fully integrated provider of high-quality health care regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. Most public hospitals defined by a safety net mission do not achieve MetroHealth’s level of academic expertise. The research heritage at MH includes Lasker Award winner, Charles H. Rammelkamp Jr., M.D., who worked on streptococcal-associated disease, including glomerulonephritis, and Nobel Laureate, Fred Robbins, M.D., who directed Pediatrics at MetroHealth.
The System includes the main campus of the MetroHealth Medical Center (formerly Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital), a teaching hospital for the CWRU SOM, and 13 additional inpatient and outpatient facilities throughout Cuyahoga County, including two long term skilled nursing centers and 10 state- of-the-art outpatient satellites. The MH system provides general nephrology hematology and urologic services.
Rammelkamp Center for Research and Education
Rammelkamp Center for Research and Education is a six-story fully equipped 78,000 square foot research center. All laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for measurements applicable to human, as well as molecular studies. All research facilities include extensive common equipment space and also commonly used specialized equipment such as state-of-the-art confocal and 4D imaging facilities. Faculty offices are immediately adjacent to the laboratory spaces. All research facilities are designed to encourage communication and scientific interaction, which are also enhanced by common space for relaxation. Conference rooms/libraries are adjacent to the laboratories and provide space for informal interactions. All individual computers are connected by fiber optics to CWRU- and hospital-based networks, as well as the Internet. Currently, MetroHealth is home to the CWRU Center for Reducing Health Disparities (see center detail below section F.6.), which is led by Dr. Ash Sehgal, a nephrologist and KUH-TL1 trainer.