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MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio

MetroHealth Medical Center-Northeast Ohio Regional Spinal Cord Injury System

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(216) 778-3483

2500 MetroHealth Drive Cleveland, OH 44109


The MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, founded in 1953 as Highland View Hospital, was one of the nation’s first hospitals dedicated solely to rehabilitation. Our long and focused history has allowed the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute to develop a level of expertise that has become a regional resource and a national model.

The MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio is the largest hospital-based rehabilitation program in the state and provides inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for patients recovering from a variety of conditions.

As part of The MetroHealth System, the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio draws on the patient care, research, and educational resources of one of the region’s major healthcare institutions.

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

Our Membership Community

Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.
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United Spinal’s Ask Us program connects you with information, resources, and access to our “Ask Us Spinal Cord Central” help center. Browse the Knowledge Books below for answers to your questions. If you can’t find what you are looking for just Ask Us and one of our knowledgeable staff will provide you with answers.