On the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland, OH is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and many other popular sites and attractions. Experiencing a wave of city revival and renewal, Cleveland is developing new tourist attractions for the many visitors of this lakeside city. Though traditionally not thought of as a top U.S. tourist destination, thousands of medical travelers visit Cleveland, OH every year to go to the world renowned Cleveland Clinic.
The Cleveland Clinic serves up top of the line expert medical care to patients from all over the world. This almost 100-year-old facility is best known for its heart and heart surgery program which has been ranked number one in the United States since 1995. As a leader in innovation, surgeons here have performed some important firsts in medical treatments and surgery such as the first kidney surgery performed through a patient's navel. Though Cleveland Clinic is a name most would recognize, there are three other nationally ranked hospitals in this small, American city. University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Hillcrest Hospital, and Fairview Hospital all have outstanding scores in a variety of specialties.