Every year when I read the US News & World Report’s ”Best Hospitals” rankings, I am reminded again of one of Cleveland and Akron’s best assets: access to the world’s best healthcare! Only three cities in America had more than one hospital included in the rankings top 20 rankings: Boston, New York City and Cleveland!
Many people who are relocating to our city know the Cleveland Clinic by reputation since sheikhs from the Middle East arrive for heart surgery on a regular basis. However, most families don’t need anything as complicated as a cardio-thoracic surgeon. They just want access to great family doctors when they arrive. This national publication’s independent ranking confirms what we all knew. That no matter what kind of doctor you may need, there will be a world class physician in that specialty in Northeast Ohio. Here are our best hospitals:
The Cleveland Clinic – the most well known of the hospitals in Ohio worldwide, the Clinic ranked #4 in the nation and had national rankings in 14 adult and seven pediatric specialty areas.
University Hospitals/Case Medical Center was ranked the 18th best hospital in the country and ranked nationally in 12 adult and 9 pediatric specialties.
MetroHealth Medical Center is a county supported hospital and the only level one trauma center in Northeast Ohio.It has an excellent burn unit and heart care.
SUMMMA Health System is Akron’s largest employer. SUMMA has seven hospitals and 20 healthcare centers.
Akron General Medical Center is affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic as of 2014.
Aultman is Canton’s largest hospital (and employer).
Akron Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric health care provider in Northeast Ohio with 2 hospitals and dozens of other locations.
Mercy Medical Center is located in Canton and is a part of the Sisters of Charity hospital system.
Lake Health is a community health system just east of Cleveland serving mostly Lake County residents with more than a dozen locations.
And, having dozens of hospitals means that world class doctors and health care administrators have job opportunities in our region. This is just one of the reasons that Cleveland landed the Global Center for Health Innovation over cities like Nashville and New York City, which were clamoring to be the first to open a facility of this kind. The MedMart, as it was called during its construction, opened in June 2013. It is a $485M tax payer funded investment. Coupled with the an attached new convention center, the Global Center for Health Innovation is over 1 million SF in space. This one-of-a-kind facility is open to the general public and was designed as a showroom for doctors and hospital administrators to see the latest in medical technology and healthcare related information all under one roof with four-themed floors to show off the future of medicine.
Transplants to a new city can be overwhelmed by all the changes in their lives, and finding a medical specialist shouldn’t add to that stress. Cleveland an Akron have hundreds of healthcare professionals to choose from whether you have a child on the autism spectrum, an athlete who needs a sports medicine doctor or an OB/GYN who specializes in high risk pregnancy. Finding the right doctor won’t be a problem!
If you are relocating for a job into Northeast Ohio and need help getting to know the resources our area has to offer, ask your HR department if they use Executive Arrangements. If not, we’d be happy to reach out to them and share how we can help!
For more than 30 years, Executive Arrangements has been the professional relocation assistance firm trusted by most of the businesses in Northeast Ohio to help them attract and retain the best talent in the world. To learn more, call us at 216.231.9311.