University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

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University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Location11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Care systemPrivate
FundingNon-profit hospital
Affiliated universityCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Emergency departmentLevel I trauma center
ListsHospitals in Ohio
Other linksList of hospitals in the United States

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UH Cleveland Medical Center) is a large not-for-profit academic medical complex in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is an affiliate hospital of Case Western Reserve University.[2]

UH Cleveland Medical Center is the main campus of the University Hospitals Health System. With 150 locations throughout the Cleveland metropolitan area, the University Hospitals Health System encompasses hospitals, outpatient centers, and primary care physicians.

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


The main campus of the University Hospitals system is centered on the UH Cleveland Medical Center and is located in the University Circle neighborhood of Cleveland, neighboring both Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic. The UH Cleveland Medical Center complex comprises the Alfred and Norma Lerner Tower, Samuel Mather Pavilion, Lakeside Hospital, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, MacDonald Women's Hospital, Seidman Cancer Center, and Hanna Pavilion. In addition to the main campus, UH provides medical services at 11 regional hospitals throughout Northeast Ohio.

Main Campus

Regional Hospitals

On April 16, 2021, University Hospitals acquired nearby Lake Health, which operates 10+ facilities.[4]


  • UH Cleveland Medical Center is ranked in the top 25 nationally in Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Gynecology; Nephrology; and Neurology & Neurosurgery.[5]
  • Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, is ranked #6 nationally for Neonatal Care by the U.S. News & World Report.[6]
  • Among UH Rainbow pediatric specialties, Neonatology, Pulmonology, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Orthopedics, Cancer, and Urology are ranked among the top 25 in the nation.[5]
  • Cleveland Medical Center and Case School of Medicine together form the largest biomedical research center in Ohio.[7]
  • 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 $20 million in various clinical trials.[7]
  • University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center also includes MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and Seidman Cancer Center (formerly known as Ireland Cancer Center).

Vision 2010[edit]

Facilities under construction in 2010

Vision 2010 was the largest construction and upgrade project in the history of University Hospitals. New construction included 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, was to be approximately US$1 billion.[8] Construction was originally due to be completed by the year 2010, but was not scheduled completed until 2011.[9]

Harrington Project[edit]

The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development, launched in 2012, is a $300 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] The project has three components, the Harrington Discovery Institute (HDI), the Innovation Support Center (ISC), and Biomotiv.

In June 2014, the Harrington Discovery Institute received a $25 million grant from the State of Ohio through the Third Frontier economic development program to further its mission.[12]

Notable alumni and faculty[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

  • In 2015, the cable network NatGeo broadcast Brain Surgery Live from UH Cleveland Medical Center, the first brain surgery ever televised live in the United States.[17]
  • In 2017, Roger Daltrey of The Who visited cancer patients at the Angie Fowler Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Institute at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, part of University Hospitals.[18]
  • In 2018, the nationally syndicated program The Doctors featured an in-utero cardiac procedure performed at University Hospitals.[19]


University Hospitals faces multiple lawsuits following an incident in March 2018 at its Fertility Center that compromised 4,000+ eggs and embryos stored in liquid nitrogen as the result of an unexpected temperature fluctuation with a tissue cryo storage tank.[20]

In 2021, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the University Hospitals permitted its careworkers to be unvaccinated against COVID.[21]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Archived December 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Affiliated Hospitals < Case Western Reserve University".
  3. ^ "University Hospitals | Cleveland, Ohio". Retrieved 2012-11-08.
  4. ^ "Lake Health officially joins University Hospitals system through membership substitution" (Press release). April 16, 2021.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. News Best Hospitals Rankings and Ratings". U.S. News & World Report.
  6. ^ "Top American Hospitals - US News Best Hospitals". Retrieved 2012-11-08.
  7. ^ a b "Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine | Clinical Activities". Retrieved 2012-11-08.
  8. ^ [2] Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  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. ^ "New model for drug development? University Hospitals thinks soMedCity News". MedCity News. 2012-02-28. Retrieved 2013-03-12.
  12. ^ "Third Frontier awards $25 million state grant to the Harrington Discovery Institute". Crain's Cleveland Business. 2014-06-11. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  13. ^ a b "Surgical Residency Program: General Information: Chairperson's Welcome Message". Case Surgery. Archived from the original on September 6, 2009. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
  14. ^ a b [3] Archived March 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ Case faculty Claude Beck's first defibrillation article - "Ventricular fibrillation of long duration abolished by electric shock", JAMA, 1947.
  16. ^ "Peter Agre - Autobiography". Retrieved 2012-11-08.
  17. ^ "First Brain Surgery Aired Live on American TV Goes Smoothly". National Geographic News. 2015-10-26. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  18. ^ Chan, Gus (2017-07-25). "The Who's Roger Daltrey visits UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital (photos)". Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  19. ^ The Doctors (2018-09-13), Baby's Incredible In-Utero Heart Surgery, retrieved 2019-06-14
  20. ^ "More lawsuits filed after eggs, embryos compromised at UH Fertility Clinic". 2018-03-12. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  21. ^ Washington, Julie; clevel; .com (2021-12-02). "University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic reverse orders; will allow unvaccinated caregivers to stay on the job". cleveland. Retrieved 2021-12-12.

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