A hospital with a legacy of healing, in the heart of Cincinnati
At The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health, we’re proud of our legacy as the first Jewish hospital in the United States, founded in 1850 to serve the Jewish community of Cincinnati. Yet since the beginning, we’ve been privileged to welcome and care for people of all faiths. To this day, our doctors, residents, nurses and staff remain focused on delivering compassionate care and the best outcomes for patients and their families.
The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health was founded in 1850, when a cholera epidemic sickened thousands of Cincinnatians. The Jewish community saw a need to provide care for poor Jews, and founded the first Jewish hospital in the United States. Since its early days, The Jewish Hospital has always welcomed and cared for people of every faith.
The Jewish Hospital’s legacy of teaching the next generation of physicians dates back more than 100 years, and today, residents in surgery, medicine, podiatry and pharmacy all train at The Jewish Hospital.
The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health is located in Kenwood, a Cincinnati suburb that provides convenient access from around the Tristate.
Our renowned services include the region’s first and most comprehensive adult Blood & Marrow Transplant Center; enhanced neurosciences capabilities with our Brain Tumor Center – a partnership with OHC (Oncology Hematology Care), the region’s largest oncology practice, and Mayfield Brain & Spine, the region’s largest neurosurgical practice – to treat brain tumors; a premier Joint Replacement Center performing nearly 1,000 total joint replacements every year; the region’s most experienced mobile mammography program; the Weight Management Center and full-spectrum cardiovascular and emergency services.
We’re excited about the progress of our renovation and expansion over the next few years, which contribute to our continuous drive to put our patients, their families and their health care team at the center of it all.
The Jewish Hospital Mission Statement
The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health is a community hospital faithful to its Jewish heritage and grounded in the Jewish and Catholic traditions of service to the community. Our purpose is to reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through the delivery of compassionate health care services and the education of health care professionals.
Gamma Knife® Treatment at The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health Brain Tumor CenterThe Brain Tumor Center at The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health has partnered with Mayfield Brain & Spine, the region’s largest neurosurgical practice, and OHC (Oncology Hematology Care), the region’s largest oncology practice. The Jewish Hospital includes the only Gamma Knife® ICON™ in the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky region.
The Tri-State Leader in Treating Blood Cancers
The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health Blood Cancer Center
The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health Blood Cancer Center is the most advanced adult blood and bone marrow transplant program in the Tri-state. Our nationally recognized and accredited Blood Cancer Center is the place where expert treatment, compassionate care and world-class facilities meet to produce extraordinary outcomes.
Mobile Mammography in 15 Minutes!The Jewish Hospital’s mobile mammography program is not only the region’s largest — performing around 30,000 mammograms every year — but we’re also the most experienced.
Lung Cancer Screenings Save Lives
The Jewish Hospital earned Lung Cancer Screening Center accreditation because we provide safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.
Accredited Chest Pain Center
The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health received the American College of Cardiology Chest Pain Center Accreditation.
24-Hour Breast Biopsy Results
You’ll have the opportunity to enroll in the I Know 24-hour notification program when scheduling or arriving for your appointment at The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health Women’s Center. This allows you to receive your imaging or breast biopsy results no later than the next business day when tests are performed before 2 p.m.
The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check Mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.
The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health earned a prestigious Magnet® Recognition for nursing excellence.
Mercy Health provides easy access to leading physicians, advanced technology, experienced and compassionate caregivers, and a wide range of care. The organization is comprised of a staff of 33,500 employees and is affiliated with more than 1,700 physicians who represent a wide array of medical and surgical specialties.
The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health provides additional services at the following off-campus locations:
Mercy Health - Blue Ash Orthopedics and Sports Rehabilitation
Mercy Health - Deerfield Orthopedics and Sports Rehabilitation
Mercy Health - Montgomery Orthopedics and Sports Rehabilitation
Mercy Health - Rookwood Medical Center
Mercy Health - Rookwood Medical Center Anticoagulation Clinic
The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health - Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Annual Oncology Reports
Click here to view our annual oncology reports. The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health’s Cancer Program Annual Report provides an overview of recent achievements in our
cancer programs as well as data from the Cancer Registry.
News from The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health
The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health as one of 89 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals to achieve meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2019.
The new clinic is the second transplant clinic to open as a result of the two hospital systems’ Healthy State Alliance, a strategic initiative formed with a vision to improve the health of the communities by tackling Ohio’s most critical health issues.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio has selected Mercy Health’s five Cincinnati-area hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.
The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health and Mercy Health — West Hospital achieved Magnet recognition this week as a reflection of their nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.
The awards recognize the hospitals’ commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.