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Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Renew Affiliation With Eye to Evolving Health Care Landscape

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Cleveland, Ohio – Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals have renewed their relationship under a new affiliation agreement that expands both institutions’ opportunities to advance education, research, and clinical care.
Under the agreement, UH will have multi-affiliate standing, similar to other hospitals and health systems affiliated with the School of Medicine. UH physicians with faculty appointments retain those appointments at Case Western Reserve’s School of Medicine. Medical students will continue their clinical rotations at UH, where physicians on the CWRU faculty provide instruction and guidance.

UH and the School of Medicine will continue to collaborate in research, with National Institutes of Health and most other federal funding administered by the School of Medicine.

“We are pleased to continue our affiliation with University Hospitals as part of our comprehensive approach to advancing medical education and research throughout the region, nation and world,” said Pamela Davis, MD, PhD, dean of the School of Medicine and senior vice president for medical affairs at Case Western Reserve University. “We also are pleased to support University Hospitals’ Harrington Discovery Institute and explore ways that the School of Medicine and its faculty may participate in research opportunities. Our medical school is uniquely positioned to coordinate city-wide partnerships that draw on the strengths of each of our hospital affiliates and dramatically accelerate discovery and innovation.”

“UH and the School of Medicine will continue collaborating, and we will both have more latitude to pursue other avenues to solve health care’s challenges,” said UH Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Peters, MD. “Many academic health centers and schools of medicine nationally are creating expansive relationships that present opportunities for multiple collaborations. Health care is changing at an amazing pace, and this kind of flexibility will help both of us respond to society’s needs. These are exciting times, and all of us are contributing to making Cleveland a true medical capital.”

As part of the agreement, UH will change the name of its flagship hospital. UH Case Medical Center will be known as UH Cleveland Medical Center. The new name celebrates UH’s 150-year heritage in Cleveland and reflects that UH’s academic medical center, like Cleveland itself, is the heart of a thriving region. The new name also aligns with how UH names medical centers by location across the UH health system.

To arrange interviews please contact:

For Case Western Reserve University:
Chris Sheridan, Vice President for University Marketing and Communications
Phone: 216-368-2774

For University Hospitals:
Paula Darte, Director Media and Public Relations
Cell: 216-870-6323

About Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine was founded in 1843 and has been at the forefront of medical education for over a century, since being cited in the 1910 Flexner report for the most forward-looking medical education. To this day, its more than 2,500 faculty, over 900 medical students and 900 graduate students collaborate so that the School continues its cutting-edge development of education such as inter-professional education, innovative anatomy curriculum using the Microsoft Hololens, and incorporation of technology into the curriculum, while inculcating its humanistic approach to medicine into its students’ learning. The School is nationally recognized for its work in cancer through the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, retinal diseases through a visual sciences research center, inflammatory bowel diseases through a Silvio Conte Center, imaging research, clinical and translational research through the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, RNA biology, HIV/AIDS research, global health studies, and highly cited community research efforts. Consistently ranked among the top 25 medical schools in US News & World Report, the School also is among the nation’s leading medical schools in research funding from the National Institutes of Health. For more information about Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, please visit:

About University Hospitals - Cleveland, Ohio
Founded in 1866, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 18 hospitals, more than 40 outpatient health centers and 200 physician offices in 15 counties throughout northern Ohio. The system’s flagship academic medical center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, located on a 35-acre campus in Cleveland’s University Circle, is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The main campus also includes University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. UH is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and urology. UH Cleveland Medical Center is perennially among the highest performers in national ranking surveys, including “America’s Best Hospitals” from U.S. News & World Report. UH is also home to Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development. UH is the second largest employer in northern Ohio with 26,000 employees. For more information, go to

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