Community Benefit

University Hospitals demonstrates its commitment to the community by addressing our neighbors’ most pressing health care needs. Each year UH has experienced growth in providing community benefit – with investments and provisions in community health improvement, education and training, and research – and has acquired costs from Medicaid shortfall and charity care. In 2017, UH contributed $325 million net in community benefit – and over $2.63 billion over the last decade.

The UH health system provides care to more than 1 million patients from Ashtabula to Ashland to Amherst. UH offers the region’s largest network of primary care providers, a dozen community hospitals, two rehabilitation hospitals and more than 40 community health centers.

Since our founding in 1866, University Hospitals has served an active and integral role in Northeast Ohio, providing comprehensive health care to our neighbors while creating programs aimed at overall community health improvement. UH’s vision statement, Advancing the Science of Health and the Art of Compassion, illustrates our commitment to pioneering research, elevating the standards of care and delivering the highest quality of care in the most compassionate way possible. UH has improved community health across the many regions we serve – from underserved communities in Greater Cleveland to rural areas. At UH, a continuum of care is provided to patients ranging in age from newborns through senior citizens, and these services are extended through UH community outreach.

Read how UH is helping to increase access to health care with the UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children. Find out how UH is addressing the opioid crisis through its involvement with The Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium and the Pain Management Institute. And see how UH is providing awareness and education, early assessment of mental health and detection of chronic disease, and economic benefits and community involvement. Read how UH is helping to save lives through its support of LifeAct to prevent teen suicide and CPR training of 25,000 individuals, including more than 300 trained at University Circle institutions and Playhouse Square, to assist those having heart attacks.