About

Founded in 1952 and beginning formal operations in 1959, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center is a non-profit acute care facility providing a full range of services to residents in Geauga, Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lake, Portage and Trumbull counties in Northeast Ohio.

The hospital is located on a picturesque 65-acre campus in the heart of Geauga County and now touches more than 100,000 individual lives each year through direct services and community outreach.

Services encompass an array of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical specialties, emergency care, health and wellness education. In addition, UH Geauga Medical Center is one of the largest employers in the county and is continuously growing to meet the increasing demand for quality, state-of-the-art services.

As part of the University Hospitals health system, UH Geauga Medical Center provides community-based health care with direct access to the clinical and research centers of excellence at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. These centers are recognized world-wide for clinical innovation and leading-edge medical research.

Historical Highlights

1925
Walter C. Corey, MD, the “country doctor,” begins serving Geauga County

1952
Geauga Hospital Association, Inc. is founded as private, non-profit, community-based hospital

1958
Corey Hospital closes and construction begins on Geauga Community Hospital

1959
Geauga Community Hospital, a 56-bed facility, opens its doors

1963
A new 51-bed patient wing including Pediatrics, enhanced diagnostic and support services

1968
Critical Care Unit opens

1973
A new 64-bed patient wing opens, accommodating enhanced ancillary and support services

1980
A long-range strategic development plan is launched that includes a two-phase expansion plan

1983
Phase I is initiated, resulting in a new three-story 80,000 square-foot wing

1985
Phase II includes Cardiology, Physical/Occupational Therapy, Radiology and Social Services

1995
Geauga Hospital becomes a member of the University Hospitals Health System

1998
Hospital introduces the area’s first 20-bed Behavioral Health Unit

1998
Hospital is selected as one of the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals by HCIA Inc. and William Mercer, Inc.

1999
New $7.4 million Outpatient Surgery Center opens

1999
On-site MRI service opens

2002
Hospital celebrates its 50th anniversary, highlighted by an Anniversary Gala

2002
Hospital is selected one of the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals by the Solucient Institute

2003
Center for Women’s Health opens, providing advanced obstetrical and gynecological care in a private, homelike environment

2004
Hospital opens Geauga County’s first Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, featuring full integrated digital equipment

2005
New $2 million digital MRI system opens, offering faster and more precise diagnostic images

2006
Norma N. Chapman Emergency Center is dedicated, providing private treatment rooms and doubling the size of the previous facility

2006
Dedicated 16-bed Orthopaedic Center opens for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery and reconstructive spine procedures

2007
Construction begins on a $4.5 million addition to the Richard J. Frenchie Surgical Pavilion

2008
Integration with UH Harrington-McLaughlin Heart & Vascular Institute and the UH Neurological Institute

2008
University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center now University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center offers on-site cancer care

2009
Chest Pain Center Accredition awarded by the Society of Chest Pain Centers

2009
Bronze Achievement Award for stroke care

2009
Rainbow Kids' Care Established

2009
Establishment of the Primary Care Institute

2009
Geauga becomes 100% digital with the addition of digital mammography and a new 64 slice CT scanner

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