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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, Cuyahoga County’s public health system, is honoring its commitment to create a healthier community by building a new hospital on its main campus in Cleveland. The building and the 25 acres of green space around it are catalyzing the revitalization of MetroHealth’s West Side neighborhood.

MetroHealth broke ground on its new hospital in 2019. The project is being financed with nearly $1 billion the system borrowed on its own credit after dramatically improving its finances. In the past five years, MetroHealth’s operating revenue has increased by 40% and its number of employees by 21%. Today, its staff of 8,000 provides care at MetroHealth’s four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. In the past year, MetroHealth has served 300,000 patients at more than 1.4 million visits in its hospitals and health centers, 75% of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

The health system 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 teaching and research. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses a Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school of science and health.

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