University Hospitals Case Medical Center - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland). UH Case Medical Center, a 1,032-bed tertiary academic medical center and flagship of the University Hospitals system, was founded in 1866. The hospital formally affiliated with the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1895 after Samuel Mather, a hospital trustee for 47 years, returned from a visit to Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital. He saw the concept of an academic medical center in the flesh and wanted to bring those elements of patient care and clinical research to Cleveland. 

Universit-Hospitals-Case-Medical-Center-factsThe main campus of UH Case Medical Center includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation; 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 Case Western Reserve University. UH Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve are among the leading recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, garnering nearly $400 million in external awards every year toward clinical research.

UH Case Medical Center was the 2012 recipient of the American Hospital Association – McKesson Quest for Quality Prize for its leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety. U.S. News & World Report ranked the medical center among the top 18 hospitals in the country overall for its Honor Roll for 2013-14, and the hospital was nationally ranked for 21 adult and pediatric specialties as well. UH Case Medical Center's highest-ranked adult specialties included gastroenterology (13), cancer (15), orthopedics (16) and urology (17).

Unique to UH Case Medical Center are several specialty institutes. These include the Harrington Discovery Institute, which promotes the research of physician scientists to advance a drug from initial discovery to commercialization, and the UH Institute for Health Care Quality & Innovation, which represents the system's commitment to continuous improvement of clinical care quality and patient satisfaction.

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