University Hospitals

University Hospitals (UH) is a major hospital system in Northeast Ohio, serving patients through an integrated network of hospitals, outpatient centers, and primary care physicians.

Patient Care

The UH system has 3,116 beds and saw 1.3 million unique patients in 2018. Its total NIH and industry research funding was $249M in 2018 (from the Annual Report). UH Cleveland Medical Center (UHCMC) is the academic hub of the system, and shares its campus and research space with the SOM. UHCMC includes Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, among the country's most respected children's hospitals and internationally recognized for its care and research in neonatology and cystic fibrosis; MacDonald Women's Hospital, the only dedicated hospital for women in Ohio, and the Seidman Cancer Center, associated with our NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. The UH System provides comprehensive hematologic, and urologic services, as well as, general and transplant nephrology care.

Strong research based at UHCMC, together with collaboration with SOM basic science departments, has increased collaborative (P and U) grants greatly over the last decade. The clinical home of the SOM's NICHD Neonatal Research Network resides at Rainbow. The Center for Clinical Research and Technology oversees the clinical research programs at UHCMC, and is the home for the CTSC Regulatory Knowledge Support (RKS) section of the Research Methods component. RKS operates an IND/IDE Core to assist investigators in preparing, submitting, and managing INDs and IDEs. The 10-bed Clinical Research Unit at UHCMC not only permits clinical trial participation for UH, but also provides bio-nutrition support and specialized laboratory assays for the CTSC.

UHCMC is also the home of the Harrington Discovery Institute (HDI), which supports physician-scientists regionally, nationally, and internationally for drug discovery and translation to the commercial sector