About University Hospitals
For more than 155 years, University Hospitals has been on a mission to heal, teach and discover. As a renowned academic medical center and community hospital network, we’ve expanded across Northeast Ohio to deliver what matters most to our patients: personalized, compassionate care; medical discovery and breakthroughs; and high-quality, affordable care close to home.
More Than 155 Years of Excellence
Founded in 1886, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 21 hospitals (including five joint ventures), more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities, and over 200 physician offices in 16 counties throughout northern Ohio.
We’re consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is recognized as one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals, ranking in nine pediatric specialties, and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, is part of the National Cancer Institute-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (the nation's highest designation).
University Hospitals provides compassionate care for more than a million patients a year – one patient at a time. We are guided in this work by our core values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Compassion, Belonging and Trust. We set the highest standards for quality and patient safety, and have received prestigious awards and recognition for our high-quality care, a personalized patient experience, and the latest in medical and research innovations.
Transforming Health Care For All
Committed to the care of Northeast Ohio for over 150 years our unique capabilities position us to lead health care into the future.
2021 Annual Report
Each year our Annual Report showcases many of the remarkable people who comprise UH – our patients, caregivers, donors, volunteers, business partners and community stakeholders.
UH 150 Anniversary Book
For more than 150 years, University Hospitals has cared for the families of Northeast Ohio. To celebrate we created a commemorative book, 150 Years: Advancing the Science of Health and the Art of Compassion.
The Science of Health
As one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, University Hospitals is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, with more than 3,200 active clinical trials and research studies underway. Our health system’s flagship quaternary care academic medical center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, has been affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine since the late 1800s, as well as Northeast Ohio Medical University, University of Oxford (England) and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. University Hospitals is also affiliated with Harrington Discovery Institute, which engages top scholars internationally in accelerating the development of medicines for unmet needs.
Today, this collaboration forms one of the largest biomedical research centers in the nation. By providing excellent patient care, innovating new treatment protocols, and training the physicians of tomorrow, University Hospitals influences and advances standards of care both locally and worldwide. Our doctors have pioneered innovative approaches to patient care, leading-edge treatments and procedures, and breakthrough medicines. Some have set the standard of care in their field and we’re a leader in active clinical trials.
Recent decades have brought vast advances in medicine, and our physicians are leaders in evolving health care technologies that improve patient outcomes and help speed their recovery. We’re driven by a commitment to deliver the best and most advanced care to patients throughout Northeast Ohio, and train the next generation of physicians, nurses, researchers and other providers.
The Art of Compassion
University Hospitals is a national leader, recognized for playing a vital role in helping to create a better future for our communities. Founded as a charity hospital for the sick and disabled in 1866, University Hospitals soon grew to include a children’s hospital and numerous community hospitals and care centers. Together, they formed University Hospitals, a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing health and well-being.
Rooted in Northeast Ohio, University Hospitals has a legacy of engaging with the communities we serve to improve overall health, beyond medical care, in economic, environmental and social ways. The cooperative, caring approach that shaped so much of our growth is redefining relationships with our neighborhoods. We work continuously to eliminate health care disparities and make University Hospitals a welcoming place for all.
We’re committed to ensuring sustainable, earth-friendly practices are a fundamental part of doing business. Green-building practices, sustainably sourced food, safer chemicals and energy efficiency are just some of the policies that actively support our environment and our communities.
More than 30,000 caregivers comprise University Hospitals, making it Northeast Ohio’s second largest private sector employer. University Hospitals performs more than 10.8 million outpatient procedures and more than 142,000 inpatient discharges annually.