Drake Center

Serving the Greater Cincinnati region for more than 165 years, UC Health Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care is the region’s premier provider of post-acute and transitional care services. Centrally located in Hartwell, just off I-126, the Drake Center offers specialized care for people healing from complex illnesses and injuries and a complete range of inpatient and outpatient services, including medically complex care, skilled nursing, assisted living, wellness services and research.

Directions & Parking

Directions & Parking

Getting to Drake Center.

We understand that it may be challenging to find your way in a place you don’t visit often, so we are here to help you plan your visit and get you to your destination.

Visitor Information

Visitor Information

Important Information About Your Visit.

Visits from relatives, friends and significant others are welcome at UC Health and are considered part of a patient’s therapy. Such visits may relieve a patient’s anxiety and reassure family and significant others that safe, supportive care is being provided.

Downloadable Guide for Patients and Visitors.

This downloadable guide is designed to address common questions about a hospital stay. In it, you will find everything you need to know about your visit or stay at the Drake Center.

Patient & Guest Amenities

Patient & Guest Amenities

Caring for Our Patients, Community and Each Other.

One of our goals at UC Health is to provide a pleasant and healing environment for our guests. We work hard to ensure that patients have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Visitors are encouraged to stop at the information desk in the main lobby to receive a patient room number. To protect the confidentiality of patients, nurses and staff may be limited in the information they can provide.

Discharge Information

Discharge Information

Resource and Services for your Discharge.

Your discharge planning should begin the day you are admitted, or shortly thereafter. Since some resources and services may take time to arrange, it is best to start this process as early as possible in your hospital stay in order to maximize your choices.

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Our Unique Approach

Improving health. Transforming lives.

Patients at Daniel Drake Center have access to many hospital-based services including 24/7 on-site physician coverage, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, wound care and specialty physician consultation services. The availability of these on-site services allows for quick response to the complex and evolving care needs for our patients.

241 licensed beds.
The only hospital-based skilled nursing facility in the Cincinnati region.
Leading and nationally recognized training institution.


Ways To Give Back.

Thank you for trusting UC Health with your care. Our patients, their families and friends often wish to make a gift to thank the medical professionals who went above and beyond in their treatment. Through our Grateful Patient and Family Program, you can support the people or programs that made a difference for you.

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