The MetroHealth Foundation

Supporting MetroHealth in its commitment to care for all.

Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta) Cleveland Alumnae Chapter supports MetroHealth's Child Life and Education Program and the Comprehensive Burn Care Center, which both help children, and their families successfully cope with hospitalization.

In the 1950s, MetroHealth led the nation in research and treatment of the paralyzing disorder known as polio. It was during this time that a local Tri Delta alumna received care at the then City Hospital which would later be renamed MetroHealth. To support polio patients, area Tri Delta Alumnae began by sewing curtains for the Polio unit. The unit had large windows and, due to the iron lungs' confinement, patients were unable to be moved out of the sun. From that point on, in the tradition of Tri Delta's "Sleigh Bell" philanthropy for children's hospitals, local Tri Deltas provided curtains, holiday decorations and treats, pillowcases, children's books, toys, and financial donations to MetroHealth. Many of these contributions continue today.

For five decades, the primary source of our MetroHealth monetary contributions was the Tri Delta Bridge-A-Rama. This organization was organized in 1965, by master bridge player and Toledo Tri Delta member, Elda Krach. The group was composed of more than 1,200 players from Greater Cleveland, all donating money to participate in various bridge groups. The network of bridge groups continued to benefit MetroHealth Foundation for over 50 years, raising more than $1 Million. Thanks to Elda Krach and Bridge-A-Rama, Tri Delta is the longest-sustained donor to MetroHealth. Our annual contributions are listed in MetroHealth’s Giving News-Archive

With gratitude for the many years of Tri Delta's Bridge-A-Rama and Cleveland's generosity, we look to grow another community event to benefit MetroHealth Foundation, 'Mad For Metro" which we hope you will join.
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MetroHealth Child Life and Education Program

The Child Life and Education Program helps children and families cope with and manage the hospital experience. Child Life embraces the healing value of play and works with both inpatients and outpatients.

MetroHealth Comprehensive Burn Care Center

MetroHealth is one of only two burn centers in Ohio verified for the care of both adults and children by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.