In 1993, University Hospitals developed a new strategy and model for healthcare delivery. This new approach called for University Hospitals to better meet the healthcare needs of a significant portion of northeast Ohio through geographic expansion and an increase in the types of services we offer.
In the process University Hospitals was transformed from a traditional, single-site academic medical center into broad-based University Hospitals:
- To complement our nationally prominent services in tertiary medicine, we added prevention, primary care and early screening.
- To strengthen our clinical capabilities, we expanded our established areas of excellence and developed new areas at University Hospitals.
- To improve access, we forged new hospital partnerships, developed the region’s largest primary care physician network, and increased the number and size of cost-effective outpatient centers.
- To enhance care in the communities served by our new partners in University Hospitals, we opened satellites of some of our centers of excellence, initially for cancer care, cardiac care, pediatrics and women’s health.
- To make quality care affordable, we redesigned the way we deliver much of our care, reducing inefficiencies and redundancies.
Today, University Hospitals is one of the nation’s leading health care systems, providing high-quality, patient-centered medical care at locations throughout Northeast Ohio.