History of Marymount Hospital

The Sisters of St. Joseph Third Order of St. Francis came to Garfield Heights to teach, but their mission was and remains larger than that: it is to promote the dignity and spiritual well-being of every person to whom they minister. In the early 1940s, local civic government and business leaders approached the Sisters about the need for a hospital in the community, since the nearest was in downtown Cleveland. So it began, funds were raised and leaders were recruited until the Second World War brought everything to a halt. Following the war, materials were again available and the hospital was built and dedicated on October 30, 1949.

Throughout the 1950s and 1960s the hospital flourished under the Sisters. Bed capacity was expanded to 269. A new in-patient and out-patient mental health facility was dedicated in 1972. Many new lines of care were added in the 1970s and 1980s including an expansion of Marymount’s labor/delivery/recovery service. Continued modernization brought a cardiac catheterization lab in 1990, followed by many other technologies as they became available. The 1990s also brought dramatic changes in expanding government regulation and decreasing reimbursements. Marymount affiliated with Cleveland Clinic to become the first regional hospital in 1995. This mutually beneficial affiliation has made possible many things. For example, the new Critical Care tower opened in 2007 and is home to an expanded 29-bed Emergency Department, a state of the art 28-bed Intensive Care Unit, as well as office space. In 2012, a Surgery Center was added.

Throughout its history, Marymount has cared for the whole person, attending to each person’s physical and spiritual needs, providing bereavement support, and care for employees in need. It also has a long and strong history of community outreach. With 269 beds, full accreditation, a Medical Office Building, and many specialty-care services with deep resources of expertise in Cleveland Clinic, Marymount Hospital continues to grow. It carries forward with pride and compassion the Sisters’ mission to promote the dignity and spiritual well-being of every person to whom the hospital ministers.

Marymount Hospital offers:

  • Fresh, healthy meals from a room service menu
  • Wireless computer access for patients and families
  • Special greeters to help patients and visitors

Spirituality initiatives at Marymount include:

  • Pastoral Care visits upon request
  • Daily morning and evening prayer broadcast throughout the hospital
  • Daily Mass in Chapel for family and visitors, televised in patient rooms
  • Eucharist offered to patients daily
  • Anointing of the sick and opportunities for hearing confessions
  • Prayer partners, notes and spiritual reading material

Volunteer at Marymount Hospital

Volunteers are valued members of the Marymount team, as their generous commitment of time and effort is greatly appreciated by patients, visitors and our hospital staff. Our volunteers add a unique, personal dimension to patient care and are an essential part of the day-to-day delivery of healthcare services.

The Medical Staff Bylaws

The Medical Staff Bylaws, as approved by Active Staff Members and the Governing Body, is developed to create and maintain a set of Bylaws that define the role of the Medical Staff within the context of a Hospital setting and to define responsibilities and oversight of care, treatment, and services. The Bylaws create a framework within which Medical Staff members can act with a reasonable degree of freedom and confidence.