10% of MetroHealth Employees Deal With Food Insecurity and Trouble Paying for Housing, Study Says

Meanwhile, former CEO Akram Boutros, who championed the hospital system's social justice efforts, was making millions in bonuses

By Maria Elena Scott

MetroHealth made ambitious strides to identify and improve social determinants of health in patients in recent years, but a study found that some of its employees face the same challenges – including food insecurity and financial strain — as the poorest Northeast Ohioans that it serves. The study, published in the Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, surveyed more than 1,900 full-time employees from June to October 2021 using the same intake screening given to patients...

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