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Northeast Ohio Hospitals

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Cleveland--and Northeast Ohio--are blessed with some of the best health care facilities in the world. The Cleveland Clinic is consistently ranked as one of the best hospitals, and University Hospitals' Rainbow Babies and Children's facilities in the United States. Below is a summary of the area's many health care centers.

Cleveland Clinic

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The Cleveland Clinic is Cleveland's largest private employer as well as one of the most well-regarded hospitals in the United States. The facility sits on 140 acres in Cleveland's Fairfax neighborhood and is spread out over 41 buildings. The Clinic also has 12 community hospitals and health centers in NE Ohio and Florida and is expanding throughout the world.

Cleveland Clinic treated more than 2.8 million patients in 2005 with 70,000 hospital admissions. Patients represented all 50 states and more than 100 nations. As of 2010, there are 170 salaried physicians on staff in 120 specialties.

There are several hotels in and around Cleveland Clinic and the campus is tied to downtown Cleveland via RTA's Euclid Corridor Line

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University Hospitals

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University Hospitals, the main campus of which is located in Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood, was founded in the late 19th century and its affiliation with Cleveland's (now) Case Western Reserve University dates back almost to its inception. Today, the hospital system is Cleveland's second largest private sector employer and encompasses 150 locations with more than 24,000 employees.

University Hospitals' Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital was ranked #2 in the US for neonatal care in 2010 by "US News and World Report." It is also noted for its MacDonald Women's Hospital, the only such facility in Ohio, and the Ireland Cancer Center, rated the best in the US by the National Cancer Institute of Comprehensive Cancer Center.

MetroHealth Medical Center

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Also affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Medical Center has been serving Cleveland for more than 170 years. The medical center, which employs more than 500 primary and specialty care physicians, includes the hospital's main campus on Cleveland's near west side, a rehabilitation hospital, two long-term care/skilled nursing centers, an outpatient surgery center, and a network of community-based health care centers. MetroHealth is particularly noted for its trauma and critical care units.

MetroHealth Medical Center provided care for more than 28,000 inpatients in 2009 and logged more than 700,000 visits to its out-patient care centers.

Cleveland VA Medical Centers

Cleveland area veterans have two medical facilities at their disposal--the newly renovated VA Medical Center at University Circle and the Brecksville VA Medical Center in Brecksville, south of Cleveland. There are also 13 community-based outpatient VA facilities in Northeast Ohio.

The Louis Stokes Medical Center at University Circle is a level one facility, offering a full range of care and services. This location is also a teaching hospital and the fifth largest VA hospital in the United States.

Facilities at the Brecksville location include extended care rehabilitation, a general nursing home, a center for psycho-geriatric care, and a domiciliary for the homeless.

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