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About Hillcrest Hospital

Hillcrest continues to be a leader in patient care, nationally ranking as one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals, renowned in cardiac medicine. This dedication to offering the best in patient care resounds in our past, present and toward our exciting future.
Matching healthcare needs with innovation

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

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.

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Quality, Recognition & Accreditation

Read Hillcrest Hospital’s quality measures report in addition to the accreditations earned by Hillcrest’s quality patient care.

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Serving the needs of the residents of Cleveland and surrounding communities.

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Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

The Pharmacy Practice Residency Program focuses on the development of general pharmaceutical patient care expertise.

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Giving to Hillcrest Hospital

Hillcrest Hospital offers fundraising programs through which patients and/or their families can charitably support the hospital and its services.

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Giving Blood

Blood is needed for emergencies and for people who have cancer, blood disorders, sickle cell and other illnesses. Learn how you can donate.

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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.

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Phone Directory

Lists numbers for Hillcrest Hospital departments and offices, as well as phone numbers for patient resources

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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.

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About Our Nurses

Learn more about Cleveland Clinic’s Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing.

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Hillcrest Hospital Board of Trustees

Learn more about the Board of Trustees that serve in an advisory role to the Board of Directors.

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