The Christ Hospital (Cincinnati) | 100 great hospitals in America 2016

The Christ Hospital (Cincinnati). Located just north of downtown in the historic Cincinnati neighborhood of Mount Auburn, The Christ Hospital has long been a beacon of the community. In 1888, a group of Cincinnati locals led by James Gamble — whose soap business eventually developed into Procter & Gamble — invited Isabella Thoburn, a teacher, nurse and missionary, to move to Cincinnati. The group asked her to start an initiative to train deaconesses and missionaries to conduct religious, educational and philanthropic work with hopes of alleviating the poverty that plagued the city. In 1889, she opened a 10-bed hospital named Christ's Hospital in the West End, and it was relocated to Mount Auburn in 1893. The hospital opened a nursing school in 1902 and the facility rebranded as The Christ Hospital in 1904. 

The 555-bed hospital sits on one of the highest points in the county, offering patients and visitors a panoramic view of the Cincinnati basin. U.S. News & World Report recognized The Christ Hospital as the No. 4 hospital in Ohio in its 2015-16 rankings. In 2015, the National Research Corporation awarded The Christ Hospital with its Consumer Choice Award. The Christ Hospital has also been acknowledged for excellence in nursing with Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Through the course of its more than 125-year history, The Christ Hospital has grown into the greater Cincinnati area's leading healthcare network, which extends across more than 100 outpatient locations. In 2015, the network opened its own high-tech Joint and Spine Center, featuring 87 private rooms designed precisely for patients with joint and spine conditions. 

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