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Greater Cleveland is the medical capital of the United States. It is home to more than 60 hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, MetroHealth Medical Center, and Sisters of Charity Health System. With more than 120,000 healthcare professionals, the healthcare field is the largest employer in Cuyahoga County.

The Cleveland Clinic was ranked the 5th best hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2015. The Clinic has been ranked #1 in the country for heart care for 21 years in a row, with patients coming from all over the world for specialized care.

The University Hospitals Case Medical Center has also made U.S. News & World Report’s list as one of the country’s best hospitals, with 12 nationally ranked medical specialties. The University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital is ranked in the top five of Best Children’s Hospitals.

Additionally, Greater Cleveland has a booming biotechnology and biomedical industry, with more than 700 companies employing 230,000 people. Cleveland is also the home of the Global Center for Health Innovation, the only facility of its kind in the world. The four-story, 235,000-square-foot facility boasts state-of-the art exhibits that showcase the next generation of healthcare technology and innovation. It hosts major medical manufacturers and service providers who specialize in cardiology, surgery, OBGYN, orthopedics, healthcare IT, medical device technology, and more.