HCMA Centers of excellence


2123 Auburn Avenue, Suite 320 Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

Phone: (513) 648-5555

Website: Christ Hospital

The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Center at The Christ Hospital is the region’s first dedicated HCM Center. We offer comprehensive care for adults with HCM, a heart condition that causes your heart's walls to thicken and can lead to heart failure.

You will find a team of cardiac specialists with expertise in all aspects of HCM. They work together to bring you the treatments proven to be best for patients with HCM.

We focus on controlling symptoms, lowering your risk for sudden cardiac death, and helping you live a normal life. We also provide education, genetic testing and counseling, and ongoing monitoring. Because we understand that HCM can affect you psychologically and physically, we also address the mental and emotional aspects of your condition.

At the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, we personalize your care to focus on your needs and overall health.

  • Wojciech Mazur, MD HCM Clinic Director
  • Ankit Bhatia, MD HCM Clinic Co-Director
  • J Michael Smith, MD Surgery
  • Dean Kereiakes, MD Interventional Cardiology
  • Puvi Seshiah, MD Interventional Cardiology
  • Edward Schloss, MD Electrophysiology
  • Daniel Pelchovitz, MD Electrophysiology
  • Gregory Egnaczyk, MD Advanced Heart Failure
  • Burns Blaxall, PHd Genetics
  • Courtney Hannum, LGC Genetics
  • Abigail Patterson, PA Physician Assistant
Patient Travel Planning

Cincinnati. Also known as Cincy, ‘Nati, The Queen City, Queen of the West, The Blue Chip City, The City of Seven Hills, and even Porkopolis. Nestled into the southwest corner of Ohio, Cincinnati is the largest metropolitan area in the state and sits just north of the Ohio River, which creates the border with northern Kentucky. Formed in 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings (now the Cincinnati Reds) were the first professional baseball team. The Bengals of the NFL call this home as well. Many recognizable public figures have ties to Cincy, including Steven Spielberg, Sarah Jessica Parker, George Clooney, boy band 98 Degrees, Presidents Grant, Harrison, and Taft, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Known for its beer and chili, the region is also infused with midwestern vibes and southern charm.

Cincinnati has fairly typical midwestern weather, with the full range of temperatures, seasons, and precipitation. Click here to see what you can expect at the time of year you choose to visit. Click here for weather alerts and updates from The Christ Hospital. And don’t forget to check the weather a few days before you visit.

To learn the basics for The Christ Hospital Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center patients and visitors, click here. For a deep dive into all of your travel and housing options, expand each of the categories provided on this page. To dig into local lodging, including hotels and short-term rentals, scroll down, and click on the tab of your choice.


There are plenty of lodging options in Cincinnati, OH and places to stay near The Christ Hospital. The Center of Excellence is located just to the north of the major downtown attractions. Click on the tabs above for our specific recommendations.

A few items of note:

  • The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center at The Christ Hospital is located in the Medical Office Building in Mt. Auburn at 2123 Auburn Avenue, Suite 320, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219. Phone: 513-648-5555
  • The following services are available if you need durable medical equipment at your lodging location:
    • Mullaney’s Pharmacy + Medical Supply (1-800-522-7500)
      • A local business with 3 locations in the Cincinnati area, providing medical equipment rental from one week to one month.
    • Cloud of Goods 
      • A well-reviewed national franchise that offers rental options for scooters, wheelchairs, hospital beds, other medical equipment, and much more.
    • Cincinnati Goodwill (513-771-4800)
      • Their Medical Equipment Loaner program is a very inexpensive option, if you are able to travel about 30 minutes and do pick-up and drop-off on their schedule.


The annual average nightly hotel room rate in Cincinnati (excluding taxes) in 2023 is $151.

Many lodging options that do not include a kitchenette do have refrigerators and/or microwaves available to guests. You may need to request them in advance.

We’ve researched some HCM patient-friendly amenities you may wish to take advantage of, including patient pricing discounts, connecting rooms, kitchenettes, and courtesy shuttles. Our list of hotel recommendations is below. 

We hope you’ll use the list below to assist in your hotel search:

Springhill Suites by Marriott Cincinnati Midtown (513-381-8300)

3-star hotel; The Christ Hospital rate is $119/night plus tax. There are twin-size trundle sofas in all of the rooms, with firm cushions. Connecting rooms are available but cannot be guaranteed. All rooms have a microwave and small fridge.

  • COE Discount Available
  • Connecting Rooms Available
  • Handicap Accessible

Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati/Uptown-University Area (513-281-2700)

3-star hotel; The Christ Hospital rate is $109/night plus tax for a room with 2 Queen beds and $129/night plus tax for 1 King bed, but discounted rooms are based on availability (if the hotel is too booked up, they may not offer the discounted rate). There are couches, a fridge, and a microwave in every room. The King Suite has a kitchenette and a pull-out couch. Connecting rooms are available and can be guaranteed if you call the hotel to reserve it in advance (if you only mark it as a preference when booking online, it will NOT be honored).

  • COE Discount Available
  • Connecting Rooms Available
  • Kitchenette (select rooms)
  • Handicap Accessible

Graduate Cincinnati (513-487-3800)

4-star hotel; The COE discount is a percentage off the nightly rate, but it is not available on all dates and depends upon availability. Connecting rooms can be requested but are not guaranteed (Double Queen rooms connect to King rooms); There is a mini-fridge in every standard room; The hotel has bicycles that are free to borrow.

  • COE Discount Available
  • Connecting Rooms Available
  • Handicap Accessible
  • TripAdvisor Top 10 Reviews
  • Google Top 10 Reviews

Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown/The Phelps (513-651-1234)

3-star hotel; There are sofa beds and full kitchens in all of the rooms.

  • Kitchenette
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Google Top 10 Reviews

Short-Term (AirBnB/VRBO)


Short-term rentals are available in the Cincinnati area, and the list below includes sole occupancy/single unit properties near The Christ Hospital, some of which have one or more accessibility features. Review each individual listing for specifics. 

A Place For Everyone/ NO STEPS/ No Cleaning

Average review (1-5): 4.98

  • House
  • Self check-in
  • Kitchen
  • On site parking

University Place - 3BR By UC & Children’s Hospital

Average review (1-5): 4.67

  • Apartment/Condo
  • Self check-in
  • On site laundry
  • Kitchen
  • On site parking

PERFECT Condo Downtown Next to the HardRock!

Average review (1-5): 5

  • Apartment/Condo
  • On site laundry
  • Kitchen
  • Long term stay discounts

Modern + Spacious + close to Cincy

Average review (1-5): 4.97

  • Apartment/Condo
  • On site laundry
  • Kitchen
  • On site parking
  • Pets allowed
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Travel information is provided through a collaboration between The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association and Reasonable Accommodations LLC.

The HCMA and Reasonable Accommodations will make their best effort to keep the Patient Travel Planning Guide as current as possible. The HCMA cannot give any guarantees with regard to the prices, opening times, and availability of any specified facilities. Additionally, just because facilities are mentioned does not necessarily mean that these will always be available. Changes may also have been made to the specified prices, opening times, and availability.