MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute Ranks Top in Ohio and #24 in U.S. by U.S. News and World Report
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.
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.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.