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MetroHealth Designated as One of Newsweek’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2020

Cleveland – The MetroHealth System has been recognized on Newsweek’s inaugural list of Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers.

The Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2020 ranking lists the best facilities in the 20 states with the largest number of facilities according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Newsweek and Statista designed a rigorous methodology that provided a score for every evaluated rehabilitation center. The scores were based on the reputation survey conducted by Newsweek and Statista and the accreditation score based on CMS data.

Based on the results of the study, MetroHealth earned a spot on this prestigious list.

“The care team at MetroHealth’s Rehabilitation Institute are miracle workers who help injured people reclaim their lives,” said MetroHealth President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE. “We are honored Newsweek has recognized, on a national level, our efforts and commitment to our patients.”

The MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute specializes in taking care of the region’s most severely injured and critically ill patients. When it was established in 1953, the Institute was one of only six hospitals in the nation dedicated solely to rehabilitation. Today, it’s one of only 14 federally designated Spinal Cord Injury Model System Centers in the nation and the only facility in northern Ohio with dedicated units for stroke, spinal cord and brain injuries.

“I am most grateful for the dedicated men and women who tirelessly and compassionately take care of our patients who have experienced devastating, life changes injuries and illnesses,” said John Chae, MD, ME, medical director of The MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute. “They are the heart and soul of the Institute.”

In addition to providing outstanding patient care, the Institute is dedicated to training the next generation of rehabilitation professionals and conducting cutting-edge research that helps patients regain control over their lives. The Institute has a residency program in PM&R and fellowships in Brain Injury Medicine, Spinal Cord Medicine and Pain Medicine. The Institute is presently ranks fourth in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding for rehabilitation research.

Watch a video to see our Rehab Institute team working with patients and visit the Rehab Institute's web page to learn more about available services.

About The MetroHealth System

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.

The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.

As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.

Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.

The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.

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