Why UH?

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University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, is making the difference through clinical and technological innovation. The physicians and health care professionals of UH have dedicated themselves to advancing medical discoveries since the founding of this esteemed Cleveland institution in 1866.

University Hospitals, the second largest private employer in Northeast Ohio with 25,000 employees, serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 16 hospitals, more than 40 outpatient health centers and primary care physician offices in 15 counties. UH features a physician network of 1,700 employed physicians and 3,000 affiliated members of our medical staff. More than 1,100 residents and fellows train each year at UH in more than 100 residency and fellowship programs.

At the core of our $4 billion health system is University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, a nationally recognized academic medical center located in the heart of Cleveland’s University Circle. An affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, UH Cleveland Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research centers of excellence in the nation. As a tertiary-quaternary care hospital with more than 1,000 registered beds, UH Cleveland Medical Center provides primary, specialty and subspecialty medical and surgical care across all medical disciplines.

UH Cleveland Medical Center physician-scientists, who also serve on the faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, are at the forefront of medical research, education and discovery. The School of Medicine is among the nation’s leading recipients of National Institutes of Health awards. Approximately $206 million in total sponsored research funding to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, including NIH grants, awarded at the UH Cleveland Medical Center campus only, and an additional $59 million industry-sponsored research to University Hospitals.

UH Cleveland Medical Center continues to garner national recognition for excellence in patient care. UH Cleveland Medical Center is ranked among the nation’s Top 50 in: Cancer; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology and GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Nephrology; Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics.   Additionally, UH Cleveland Medical Center is one of 100 Great Hospitals in America for 2016, according to Becker's Hospital Review, which compiles its list based on its own research adn other hospital rankings. 

UH Cleveland Medical Center’s 35-acre urban campus includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report; UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Ohio’s only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the National Cancer Institute-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.

At UH, our core values define us as a health care system. We believe in:

  • EXCELLENCE: We have a continuous thirst for excellence and are always seeking ways to improve the health of those who count on us.
  • DIVERSITY: We embrace diversity in people, thought, experiences and perspectives.
  • INTEGRITY: We have a shared commitment to do what is right.
  • COMPASSION: We have genuine concern for those in our community and treat them with respect and empathy.
  • TEAMWORK: We work collaboratively as an integrated team to improve patient care and performance.