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University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is a major not-for-profit medical center. UH Cleveland Medical Center is the primary affiliate hospital of Case Western Reserve University - a relationship that was first established in 1896, which together form the largest biomedical research center in Ohio. With 150 locations throughout northeast Ohio, it encompasses a network of hospitals, outpatient centers and primary care physicians. University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center also includes Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospitals, 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.

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

Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital is a 244-bed children's hospital located as part of University Hospitals Case Medical Center. It is consistently ranked as one of the top three pediatric hospital in the Midwest and a top 10 children's hospital by U.S. News & World Report. In 2008, Rainbow ranked #2 in the country for neonatal care.

Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital is over 120 years old, and has over 850 physicians, nurses, child life specialists, social workers, and other professionals dedicated to the unique care of children. Rainbow is a world leader in the treatment of children with cancer, heart disease, cystic fibrosis and pulmonary specialties, sickle cell disease, kidney disease, immunology and endocrine and metabolic disorders. Its neonatologists specialize in the treatment of high-risk and premature newborns. As an academic medical center, the primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University, Rainbow offers children emerging therapies before they become widely available.

MetroHealth Medical Center

The MetroHealth System is a non-profit, county operated, health care system founded in 1837 as City Hospital. The MetroHealth system is the safety net hospital for the residents of the city of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. It is one of the three major health care systems in Cleveland, Ohio along with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and University Hospitals.

In 1972, MetroHealth (then referred to as Cleveland Metro General Hospital) built a new Medical Center on its Scranton Avenue location. In 1982, Metro Hospital established its Metro Life Flight air ambulance service, which has done almost 50,000 air medical missions without any emergency. This air ambulance service is internationally known and has trained crews from Poland to Japan.

In 1985, Dr. Richard Fratianne, established Metro's burn unit to help burn victims recover from their trauma. Metro is a Level I trauma center for Northeast Ohio. Many burn and trauma victims are transferred to Metro for this kind of treatment.

Cleveland Clinic

The Cleveland Clinic (formally known as the Cleveland Clinic Foundation) is a multi-specialty academic medical center located about five miles outside downtown Cleveland. The Cleveland Clinic is currently regarded as one of the top 4 hospitals in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report. The Cleveland Clinic was established in 1921 by four physicians for the purpose of providing patient care, research, and medical education in an ideal medical setting.

One of the largest private medical centers in the world, the Cleveland Clinic saw more than 3,200,000 patient visits in 2009, with almost 80,000 hospital admissions. Patients arrive at the Cleveland Clinic from all 50 states and more than 100 nations. The Cleveland Clinic's approximately 5,000 staff physicians and residents represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties, and has been ranked number one in America for cardiac care from 1994 to 2012.

Cleveland Clinic is also an Ohio nonprofit corporation, which as of December 2010 had 10 regional hospitals in Northeast Ohio, a hospital and family health center in Florida, and a health center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, a specialty center in Las Vegas, and a hospital in Abu Dhabi opening in 2013.