Eight hospitals serve the metropolitan Toledo area with complete general, specialized, and surgical care. The largest facilities are Toledo Hospital, with 620 beds, and St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, with 576 beds and Life Flight operations. Other hospitals include St. Anne Mercy Hospital, Flower Hospital, St. Charles Mercy Hospital, Riverside Medical College, Wood County, and St. Luke's. A valuable resource in the community is the Medical College of Ohio, which operates three hospitals and provides training for health care professionals. In 2000 the Medical College of Ohio Cancer Institute opened to provide patients with cutting-edge treatment while conducting cancer research at the molecular, cellular, and physiological levels. The Center also offers a specialty center for the treatment of breast cancer.