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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

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable healthcare — through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services — that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit