MetroHealth CEO bashes ADAMHS Board over behavioral health services, seeks $10 million to develop new solutions


CLEVELAND, OH – Ahead of opening his own behavioral health and substance abuse facility in Cleveland Heights, MetroHealth President and CEO Akram Boutros criticized the county’s current efforts to combat the opioid crisis and asked Cuyahoga County Council for $20 million over the next two years to do better.

Boutros specifically took aim at the Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board and expressed his “grave concerns about the delivery, coordination, and oversight” of the current treatment and services being provided.