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U.S. News Ranks MetroHealth's Rehabilitation Institute Among Top in Nation

MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute

U.S. News and World Report has once again ranked the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute as one of the best in the nation for the care of patients recovering from complex conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury and traumatic spinal cord injury.

“We take an enormous amount of pride in the care we provide at the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute,” said Richard Wilson, MD, Interim Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). “While it is an honor to be ranked, that is not why we do this work. Our singular focus is helping people reclaim their lives after devastating injuries, strokes and other health conditions through state-of-the-art care and groundbreaking research.”

U.S. News evaluated rehabilitation care offered at more than 1,000 hospitals, and then ranked those achieving the highest scores from 1-50. This year, MetroHealth ranked tied for 50th in the nation as well as 5th in the state of Ohio.

“Every day, it is an honor to witness the life-changing care and groundbreaking research taking place at the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute,” said MetroHealth President & CEO Airica Steed, Ed.D, RN, MBA, FACHE. “The institute’s talented physicians, physical therapists, nurses, researchers and other caregivers are pushing the boundaries of medicine and ensuring that all patients – regardless of their background or ability to pay – receive world-class care.”

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 is one of only 18 federally designated Spinal Cord Injury Model System Centers in the nation.

In 2022, Newsweek also designated the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute as one of our nation’s best rehabilitation hospitals. Also, the department of PM&R at Case Western Reserve University, which is based at the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute, is the nation’s top recipient of research funding from the National Institutes of Health among PM&R departments in U.S. Medical Schools.

To learn more about the incredible work of our Rehabilitation Institute, read these powerful patient stories. 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