Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute at Hillcrest Hospital offers a disease-specific, patient-focused approach to neurological care. Our unique, fully integrated model allows us to measure quality and outcomes on a continual basis, which we believe will enhance our ability to conduct research and benefit future patients. Cleveland Clinic’s neurology and neurosurgery program, ranked among the top 10 in the nation and best in Ohio by U.S.News & World Report, brings that same level of care to the Neurological Institute at Hillcrest Hospital.

Our Areas of Excellence:


Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital at Euclid Hospital offers both leading acute inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient services to our patients. It serves as Cleveland Clinic's east side hub for inpatient rehab, with 46 beds, including 34 private rooms. The Euclid Hospital location has an established reputation for quality rehabilitative care, earned during its more than 40 years of treating patients from across the country and around the world. Because Euclid and Hillcrest are both Cleveland Clinic hospitals, patient transfers to the rehab hospital are seamless.

Cleveland Clinic Neuro-Rehabilitation Program

Unique to northeast Ohio, the Cleveland Clinic Neuro-Rehabilitation Program at Euclid Hospital provides an individualized outpatient treatment program for each patient utilizing a combination of individual treatment sessions and group therapy.

Cerebrovascular Center

Cerebrovascular Center

Our specialists offer expert diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment for all cerebrovascular conditions, such as stroke and brain aneurysms. Advanced treatment options include the latest technology in endovascular coiling. Hillcrest Hospital is a Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center and is equipped with a flat-panel-detector biplane angiography suite. This equipment allows for the performance of therapeutic neuroendovascular procedures and positions Hillcrest Hospital to be a leader in the management of acute ischemic stroke and complex cerebrovascular conditions.

For more information, or to make an appointment for any of the neurological services at Hillcrest Hospital, call 216.636.5860 or toll-free 866.588.2264.

Headache Clinic

Headache Clinic

More than 70 percent of Americans will suffer headache pain severe enough to compel them to seek medical attention at some point during their lifetimes. A small but substantial minority of patients experience chronic daily or near daily headaches, which significantly impacts the quality of their lives and the lives of their families.

Types of Headaches

Patients can suffer from a variety of headache disorders. Primary headaches include:

  • Migraines with and without auras
  • Tension-type headaches
  • Cluster headaches

These types of headaches, among others, initially must be distinguished from headaches due to medical disorders such as strokes and tumors.

How We Help Patients

The first goal is to refer patients to appropriate medical or surgical colleagues if their headaches may be signs of other medical problems. When no medical cause is found, as is the case with the majority of patients who have developed primary headache disorders, the goal is to tailor a regimen that effectively reduces the frequency and severity of headaches. Our goal is to alleviate the pain in these patients as well as those patients with more episodic, but equally disruptive, headaches—restoring a sense of well-being and returning the patient to acceptable functional status.

Infusion Suite

The infusion suite is a treatment room devoted to intravenous infusions specific for headaches and multiple sclerosis treatments. This suite is under the guidance of our staff physician and provides “same-day” care for patients. The infusion suite successfully functions as a site where patients can be detoxified from medications that perpetuate headaches. It functions as an alternative to hospitalization. Combined with innovative approaches developed at Cleveland Clinic, the headache team has successfully treated many chronic headache patients as outpatients.

To make an appointment with a Cleveland Clinic headache specialist at Hillcrest Hospital, call 216.636.5860 or toll-free 866.588.2264.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis

What is multiple sclerosis (MS)?

MS is thought to be an autoimmune disease in which the body's own immune system mistakenly attacks normal body tissues. In MS, these attacks are aimed at the myelin in the Central Nervous System (CNS).

The CNS, which includes the brain and spinal cord, is made up of nerves that act as the body's messenger system. Each nerve has a fatty covering of myelin that serves as insulation, which helps in the transmission of nerve impulses (messages) between the brain and other parts of the body. Once myelin in a certain area has been damaged, normal nerve function is disturbed and a number of symptoms can be experienced.

MS Specialists

A neurologist is a medical specialist trained to evaluate problems of the nervous system, including the symptoms of MS. Neurologists have an in-depth understanding of the central nervous system and how it is affected by multiple sclerosis.

Services available:

  • The area’s only specialized pediatric care for children with MS
  • Recommendations for treatment, testing and symptom management of MS in adults and children
  • Courses of care for adults and children with MS including disease modifying therapies, treatment for attacks, symptom management and referral to other members of the team for treatment and counseling
  • An infusion room for steroid infusions, Tysabri® and Intravenous immunoglobulin G (IVIG) treatments
  • On-site radiological services, such as X-rays, CT scans and MRIs
  • Wellness consultations, including patient education regarding nutrition and exercise
  • Physical, occupational and other rehabilitative therapies
  • Spasticity Clinic

To make an appointment with a Cleveland Clinic MS specialist at Hillcrest Hospital, call 216.636.5860 or toll-free 866.588.2264.

Stroke Center

Stroke Center

Primary Stroke Center

Hillcrest Hospital has been designated by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. Obtaining this certification signifies that Hillcrest Hospital has undergone an extensive onsite evaluation and meets strict national stroke care standards as required by The Joint Commission.

Earning this recognition demonstrates that Hillcrest's stroke program follows national guidelines regarding quality and patient safety, which can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.

Utilizing advanced technology and innovative treatment options, Hillcrest Hospital’s specially-trained stroke team provides the highest level of comprehensive care, diagnosing and treating patients quickly and significantly improving health and recovery time.

Hillcrest Hospital is one of 11 Cleveland Clinic locations to have earned certification as a Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission.

Hillcrest Hospital receives 2017 Stroke Gold Plus Award and Target: Stroke Honor Role Elite Recognition

Hillcrest Hospital has received the 2017 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines ® Gold Plus Stroke Quality Achievement Award. Hillcrest has also achieved Target: Stroke Honor Role Elite recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. These achievements recognize Hillcrest Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to nationally-accepted standards and recommendations.

Stroke Awareness: BE FAST

In a stroke, every minute counts. Use the BE FAST method to evaluate whether someone may be having a stroke:

  • B – Balance: Watch for a sudden loss of balance.
  • E – Eyes: Is there a sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes? Or double vision?
  • F – Face: Ask person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • A – Arm: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • S – Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
  • T – Time: If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.

For an appointment, call at 866.588.2264.