University Hospitals of Cleveland

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University Hospitals / Case Medical Center
UH 2.jpg
Front view of Lerner Tower
Location Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Care system Private
Hospital type Academic
Affiliated university Case Western Reserve University
Beds 1032[1]
Founded 1866
Lists Hospitals in Ohio
Other links List of hospitals in the United States

University Hospitals of Cleveland (also called Case Medical Center) is a major not-for-profit medical center in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Case Medical Center is the primary affiliate hospital of Case Western Reserve University - a relationship that was first established in 1896.[2] With 150 locations throughout northeast Ohio, it encompasses a network of hospitals, outpatient centers and primary care physicians.

University Hospitals Case Medical Center is home to world-class clinical and research centers, including cancer,[3] pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics, spine, radiology, radiation oncology, neurosurgery neuroscience, cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, organ transplantation, and human genetics.


  • Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, is ranked #2 nationally for Neonatal Care by the U.S. News & World Report.[4]
  • Department of Family Medicine is ranked #9 nationally by U.S. News & World Report.[5]
  • Case Medical Center and Case School of Medicine together form the largest biomedical research center in Ohio.[6]
  • In biomedical research, Case Medical Center ranks among top 15 centers in the United States with approximately $75 million in annual extramural research funding and a further $10 million in various clinical trials.
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland also includes MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and Seidman Cancer Center (formerly known as Ireland Cancer Center), which holds the nation's highest designation by the National Cancer Institute of Comprehensive Cancer Center.

2009 U.S. News & World Report National Rankings'[7]

Child Specialty National Rank
Neonatal Care 2
Respiratory Disorders 10
Diabetes & Endocrine Disorders 13
Orthopedics 13
Neurology & Neurosurgery 18
Kidney Disorders 19
Digestive Disorders 25
Cancer 30
Adult Specialty National Rank
Orthopedics 20
Diabetes & Endocrine Disorders 21
Cancer 36
Digestive Disorders 38
Geriatric Care 40
Respiratory Disorders 42

Vision 2010[edit]

Facilities under construction in 2010

Vision 2010 is the largest construction and upgrade project in the history of University Hospitals. New construction will include a new 200-bed cancer hospital (UH Seidman cancer center), upgraded emergency room facilities at CMC, a new neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, and new construction at other hospital sites. The capital expenditure for this project, according to hospital press releases, is slated to be approximately US$1 billion.[8] Construction was originally due to be completed by the year 2010, but is not scheduled to be completed until May 2011.[9]

Harrington Project[edit]

The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development, launched in 2012, is a $250 million initiative at the University Hospitals whose purpose is to speed the delivery of new drugs and enhance the medical reputations of Cleveland and the Hospitals.[10] It was established through a $50 million gift from the Harrington family and an additional $100 million in support from University Hospitals.[11] It includes a system of grants called the Harrington Scholar-Innovator Program, an initiative to attract experienced physician-scientists to become faculty and staff at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, and a National Innovation Support Center (ISC).

Notable alumni and faculty[edit]

  • George Washington Crile (1910-1924 Chair of Surgery)[12] - Performed first blood transfusion. Established Lakeside Hospital of University Hospitals Case Medical Center,[12] and later co-founded Cleveland Clinic.
  • Claude Beck (Surgery residency alum; 1924 -1971 Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery - first such position in US)[13] -
    • Performed first surgical treatment of coronary artery disease (1935).[13]
    • Performed first defibrillation using machine he built with James Rand (1947)[14]
    • Developed concept of Beck's Triad.
    • Started the first CPR teaching course for medical professionals (1950).
  • Peter C. Agre (1978 Internal Medicine alumnus) - co-recipient 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discoveries that have clarified how salts and water are transported out of and into the cells of the body, leading to a better understanding of many diseases of the kidneys, heart, muscles and nervous system.[15]
  • Alfredo Palacio (Internal Medicine alumnus) - President of Ecuador (2005–2007).

Notable patients[edit]

Patients treated at Case Medical Center include:

In popular culture[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine | About the School". Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  3. ^ "University Hospitals | Cleveland, Ohio". Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  4. ^ "Top American Hospitals - US News Best Hospitals". Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ "Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine | Clinical Activities". Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  7. ^ "Top American Hospitals - US News Best Hospitals". Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  8. ^ [3][dead link]
  9. ^ Northeast Ohio. "University Hospitals' Vision 2010 projects". Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  10. ^ Suchetka, Diane (February 29, 2012). "University Hospitals announces national program designed to speed the discovery of new drugs". Cleveland Plain Dealer. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  11. ^ . MedCity News. 2012-02-28 Retrieved 2013-03-12.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ a b "Surgical Residency Program: General Information: Chairperson’s Welcome Message". Case Surgery. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  13. ^ a b [4][dead link]
  14. ^ Case faculty Claude Beck's first defibrillation article - "Ventricular fibrillation of long duration abolished by electric shock", JAMA, 1947.
  15. ^ "Peter Agre - Autobiography". Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  16. ^ Gus Chan/Plain Dealer file. "Reeve hopes UH implant frees him from ventilator |". Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  17. ^ "University Hospitals". YouTube. 2008-04-14. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  18. ^ " Video Player". MSNBC. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 

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