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MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute Ranks Top in Ohio and #24 in U.S. by U.S. News and World Report

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U.S. News and World Report designated the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute #24 in the nation and #1 in Ohio for the care of patients recovering from complex conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, traumatic spinal cord injury and critical burns. U.S. News evaluated rehabilitation care offered at 1,083 hospitals, and then ranked those achieving the highest scores from 1-50.

The high medical complexity of MetroHealth’s patients was a major contributor to MetroHealth’s high score. MetroHealth also scored “excellent” in two other categories: advanced technologies and patient services, which include case management, employment services, pain management and health research.

“MetroHealth’s decades of experience in treating the worst illnesses and injuries known to humankind has positioned us to develop a rehabilitation program that is second to none,” said Akram Boutros, MD, President and CEO of The MetroHealth System. “We are honored to receive this recognition, made possible by the relentless work of our highly skilled and compassionate rehab team.

“It’s truly a privilege to witness the life-changing work conducted every day at the Rehabilitation Institute,” said John Chae, MD, Medical Director, Rehabilitation Institute, VP of Research and Professor and Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). “Our diverse rehabilitation team of therapists, nurses, vocational counselors, social workers, psychologists, physicians and scientists are dedicated to helping patients where they are in their recovery journey and setting the bar high to achieve what’s possible.”

When the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute was established in 1953, it 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 rehabilitation facility in northern Ohio with dedicated units for stroke, spinal cord injury and brain injury. In 2020, Newsweek designated the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute as one of our nation’s best rehabilitation hospitals. The department of PM&R at CWRU is based at the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute and is the nation’s third-largest recipient of research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Check out the incredible work of our Rehabilitation Institute in this video 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 and 40 additional sites. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers For more information, visit