Opened in 1823 as the country’s first teaching hospital, the mission of University of Cincinnati Medical Center was to provide care for the aged, indigent and orphaned. Today, this mission continues. UC Medical Center has an international reputation, bringing thousands of people from the region and around the world, to Cincinnati to receive care from world-renowned physicians in state-of-the-art medical facilities2. UC Medical Center is the region’s leading health care provider, serving more than 500,000 patients per year with primary care services and an extensive list of specialized inpatient and outpatient care services. It’s home to the area’s only adult Level I Trauma Center, accredited hospital-based helicopter ambulance service and multi-solid organ transplant center. The hospital is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s annual guide to America’s Best Hospitals and as one of the Top Tier Hospitals in the U.S. by Thompson Reuters.