firelands regional medical center

About Us

Firelands Regional Medical Center is the area's largest and most comprehensive resource for quality medical care. Resulting from the consolidation of what once were three separate hospitals serving the area, Firelands Regional Medical Center now serves as the only full-service medical center in Erie County. Firelands Regional Medical Center is locally managed and governed as a not-for-profit healthcare facility.


  • Sandusky is located on the beautiful shores of Lake Erie, midway between Cleveland and Toledo, near State Route 2 and the Ohio Turnpike (Route 80).
  • Firelands Regional Medical Center serves the counties of Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky and Huron, covering a regional service area with over 300,000 residents.
  • Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services has 10 offices located in seven counties: Erie, Huron, Lorain, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot.
  • Firelands Home Health Services currently serves four counties (Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky) and parts of nine more communities (Crawford, Cuyahoga, Hancock, Lorain, Lucas, Seneca, Wood, Wyandot and Richland).

By the Numbers

  • 424 registered beds in 2016
  • 9,931 inpatients and 275,588 outpatients served in 2018
  • Approximately 2,488 employees; Sandusky’s largest year-round employer
  • 68,836 emergency room and urgent care visits in 2018
  • 802 births in 2018
  • 298 medical staff members, representing over 35 different specialties
  • 69 allied health professionals
  • 178,182 patient office visits provided by Firelands Physician Group in 2018

Community Benefit

Firelands Regional Health System provided over $40.34 million in community benefit in 2018. Community benefit includes uncovered costs of medical education, charity care and care not covered by Medicare and Medicaid, donations, community health education and outreach programs, and subsidized health services.

Teaching/Clinical Affiliations

University of Toledo Medical Center – Toledo, Ohio
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine – Athens, Ohio
Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, Ohio
Bowling Green State University – Firelands College - Huron, Ohio
University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine – Kansas City, Mo.
University of Osteopathic Medicine Health Sciences – Des Moines, Iowa
Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Glendale, Ariz.
Lorain County Community College - Elyria, Ohio
Lourdes College – Sylvania, Ohio
Erie Huron Ottawa Vocational Education (EHOVE) - Milan, Ohio
Sandusky Career Center - Sandusky, Ohio
Terra Community College - Fremont, Ohio

Hospital Network Affiliations

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center collaboration and physician staffing agreement


Firelands Regional Medical Center
1111 Hayes Ave.
Sandusky, OH 44870

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