St. John Medical Center

St. John Medical Center

St. John Medical Center is a 204-bed, full-service, nonprofit, acute care Catholic hospital providing comprehensive health care to residents of western Cuyahoga and eastern Lorain counties. It offers a full range of both inpatient and outpatient services, and serves as a teaching hospital for the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. The hospital opened its doors in 1981 as the result of a merger of two long-standing health care institutions: St. John Hospital and Bay View Osteopathic General Hospital.

In November 2015, University Hospitals (UH) and the Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) satisfied all requirements from the state government regulators to complete the process of  full integration of St. John Medical Center into the UH health system. SCHS and UH signed an agreement in August 2015 to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center  to UH. The announcement followed a five-year agreement under which UH was the managing member of their co-ownership of the hospital. 

The medical center, which was co-owned by UH and SCHS from 1999 to 2015, is a leading provider of Catholic health care. Throughout its history, St. John Medical Center has remained committed to its faith-based mission and provision of excellence in patient care.

St. John Medical Center

The medical center is recognized for outstanding centers of excellence that include emergency services, orthopedics, pain management, women services and cardiovascular services, as well as unique services such as its Kidney Stone Center, Holistic Birthing Center and Balance Center. Recognized by several national organizations as one of the country's best community hospitals, the medical center continues to expand its role as a leading provider of health care in Northeast Ohio.

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St. John Medical Center

29000 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH 44145

p: 440 835 8000

Co-owned by University Hospitals and the Sisters of Charity Health System from 1999 to 2015

Established 1981

St. John West Medical Center opened its doors in 1981. Boasting a campus of 68 acres, a capacity for 248 inpatients and a medical staff of nearly 500, the hospital (then known as St. John West Shore) was the result of a merger between two longstanding health care institutions: St. John Hospital and Bay View Osteopathic General Hospital in Bay Village.

From 1999 to 2015, St. John Medical Center was a 50/50 partnership between the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals. It offers a full range of both inpatient and outpatient services. It also serves as a teaching hospital for the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. St. John Medical Center remains a provider of Catholic health care.

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Sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake transfers to University Hospitals

University Hospitals (UH) and the Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) have satisfied all the requirements from the state government regulators to complete the process of full integration of St. John Medical Center into the UH health system. [More]

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A letter to the editor from Leo M. Spellacy of Cleveland, retired judge on the 8th District Court of Appeals

In response to the announcement that Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals announce plans to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake to UH, The Plain Dealer received and published a letter to the editor from Leo M. Spellacy of Cleveland, retired judge on the 8th District Court of Appeals. [More]

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Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals announce plans to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake to UH

The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) and University Hospitals (UH) have signed an agreement to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake to UH. The announcement follows a five-year agreement under which UH was the managing member of their co-ownership of the hospital. The agreement is expected to be finalized within 60 days, subject to regulatory review. St. John Medical Center is a 204-bed, full-service, nonprofit, acute care hospital providing comprehensive health care to residents of western Cuyahoga and eastern Lorain counties. The medical center, which has been co-owned by UH and SCHS since 1999, is a leading provider of Catholic health care. The legacy of Catholic health care at St. John Medical Center will be continued through a commitment by UH to be accountable to the Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland. UH leadership will work with the Bishop to create a mission and values committee to ensure that all of the vital components of the hospital’s Catholic identity continue.[More]

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St. John Medical Center holds 2nd annual golf classic event

More than 100 golfers came out for the second annual St. John Medical Center Golf Classic on July 27 for a day of golf, food and contests. The event raised money to support St. John Medical Center and its mission of providing care that is compassionate and professional.[More]

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Breast Health Center at St. John Medical Center now offers 3D mammograpy screening

The Breast Health Center at St. John Medical Center now offers 3D mammography tomosynthesis, the most accurate breast cancer screening available.[More]

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