Here's to Your Health
Most people don't spend much time considering a region's health care system until they need it. Fortunately, Cincinnati USA residents can rest assured they are virtually surrounded by a medical community that boasts some of the nation's most respected hospitals. For example:
- The University of Cincinnati Medical Center is highly regarded as one of the pre-eminent medical research facilities. It was here in 1956 that Dr. Albert Sabin achieved one of the area's most significant medical innovations when he developed the polio vaccine. It was the first hospital in the U.S. built as a teaching hospital and has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report in eight categories, including ear, nose and throat, psychiatry, endocrinology and respiratory disorders.
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center was ranked third in the nation for pediatrics by U.S. News and World Report and the fifth best children's hospital overall in the U.S. by Child Magazine.
- Christ Hospital has achieved national rankings from U.S. News and World Report in cardiac care and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, respiratory disorders and digestive disorders.
- St. Elizabeth Medical Center is the first hospital in the region to be recognized as an ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) Magnet Hospital, one of the highest honors for nursing.
In this section, through the help of Cincinnati Magazine, the Chamber offers an overview of the health care options throughout Cincinnati USA.