Many medical breakthroughs have been achieved in the Greater Cincinnati area, where there is a reputation for quality care and research. We can boast of many medical firsts...
- Oral polio vaccine
- Medical laser laboratory
- Heart-lung machine
- Heimlich maneuver for choking victims
With more than 30 hospitals from which to choose, residents can almost always find a full range of medical services without traveling far from home. At the center of the city's medical community is "Pill Hill," an area with a large concentration of hospitals just north of downtown Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is one of the country's largest children's hospitals and is a Level 1 pediatric trauma center, handling more emergency-room patients and performing more surgical procedures than any such institution in the nation.
Shriners Burn Institute is one of only three in the United States, and provides acute and rehabilitative care.
The University of Cincinnati Medical Center is a teaching institution as well as a leader in a multitude of medical fields. It was rated among the top 10 academic hospitals in the United States.
Most of the area hospitals are part of a consolidation into a healthcare system. There are several independent hospitals as well. Newcomers without a doctor can take advantage of referral services from the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati. This site is an excellent resource for both doctor and hospital searches. Most healthcare systems and independent hospitals also have referral networks. The following is a list of hospitals and healthcare systems for further reference: