Hillcrest Hospital opened on November 23, 1968, in Mayfield to meet the healthcare needs of rapidly growing east side communities. There were 237 beds and 90 doctors on staff. Over the next 50 years, the hospital expanded and evolved to provide the best patient care for the community. Services grew at an astounding rate, launching many firsts in healthcare.
- In 1975, Hillcrest Hospital was the first in greater Cleveland area to offer pre-admission testing.
- In 1978, the hospital was first to offer same-day surgery.
- In 1981, the Neonatal Care Unit opened and hospice program was introduced.
- In 1994, a $48 million expansion added a new emergency services facility, a 70-suite medical office building, a helicopter landing pad, a nondenominational chapel and the Atrium.
- Specialized centers opened, such as the Hirsch Cancer Center, the Helen and Ronald Ross Community and Education Center, and the Pediatric Unit in the Emergency Department.
- In 2010, Hillcrest Hospital completed a $163 million project, adding 72 private rooms, 103 new beds, new surgical suites, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care unit and doubling the size of the emergency department.
- Renovations to the labor, delivery and postpartum areas were made, substantially increasing birthing services capabilities for the community
- In 2016, Cleveland Clinic Children’s expanded its pediatric services at Hillcrest. Located in Medical Office Building II across the street from the main hospital, pediatric services range from primary care for children and adolescents to pediatric rheumatology and urology.
- In 2018, Hillcrest Hospital celebrates 50 years of proudly serving the community.
Hillcrest Hospital Resources
Mission, Vision & Values
Learn more about Cleveland Clinic's mission to provide better care of the sick, investigation into their problems, and further education of those who serve.
Quality, Recognition & Accreditation
Read Hillcrest Hospital’s quality measures report in addition to the accreditations earned by Hillcrest’s quality patient care.
Giving to Hillcrest Hospital
Hillcrest Hospital offers fundraising programs through which patients and/or their families can charitably support the hospital and its services.
Blood is needed for emergencies and for people who have cancer, blood disorders, sickle cell and other illnesses. Learn how you can donate.
Patient & Family Centered Care
Hillcrest Hospital supports the concept of patient- and family-centered care, an approach that encourages collaborative partnerships between healthcare providers, patients and families.
Volunteer at Hillcrest Hospital
Volunteers at Hillcrest Hospital are needed for a variety of services. Learn how you can donate your time and become a volunteer.
About Our Nurses
Learn more about Cleveland Clinic’s Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing.