Quality medical institutions are synonymous with Cleveland, and their histories shape the city.
When the MetroHealth System (MHS) Transformation is completed in 2022, the 52-acre medical campus off W. 25th St. will become the first hospital-led EcoDistrict in the world. With a new hospital and 25-acres of green space, the transformation will create a healthier environment not only for patients and employees, but surrounding neighborhoods.
The $767 million plan puts “green” not only in its park-like setting, but into Clevelanders’ wallets. An economic impact plan by Cleveland State University revealed the transformation will support 5,000 jobs and result in a $900 million economic benefit for Cuyahoga County over a 2014 to 2023 timeline.
In 1958, the hospital became Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and was funded through county taxes. Cleveland Clinic is the largest employer in Northeast Ohio and gets credit for $17.8 billion in total economic impact to the state, according to the health care system’s latest economic impact study conducted in 2016. This year, Newsweek ranked Cleveland Clinic as the No. 2 hospital in the world, as it continues to be a pioneer in cardiac care.
Founded in 1921 by four physicians who worked together in World War I, Cleveland Clinic expanded only four years later. Affiliated medical facilities opened in the suburbs beginning in 1933 and now also include locations in the United Arab Emirates and, in 2021, London.
In 1866, University Hospitals (UH) Health System was born in a house in Cleveland and has since grown to more than 150 locations in the Cleveland metro area. From its beginning, UH (with its historic connection to Case Western Reserve University) earned a reputation for education and research.