"The strength of the individual was the strength of the group."

—George Crile Sr., MD, co-founder, Cleveland Clinic

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Cleveland Clinic opened its doors on Feb. 28, 1921. It was a new kind of medical center: a not-for-profit group practice, dedicated to patient care enhanced by research and education.

Cleveland Clinic survived disaster and depression to become one of the busiest and most innovative medical centers in the world.

The world's first cine-coronary angiography, first published coronary artery bypass surgery, first successful larynx transplant and first near-total face transplant took place here. Millions of patients have enjoyed longer, better lives, thanks to Cleveland Clinic.

Join us as we look back on 90 years of patient care and patient caregivers.

Our Story

Born in war. Tested in peace. Moving from innovation to innovation to become one of the world's great medical centers.

Historical Timeline

The highlights of Cleveland Clinic history as they happened.

Cleveland Clinic Today

Since 1921, Cleveland Clinic has grown into an integrated healthcare delivery system, with locations on both hemispheres, linked by information technology, critical care transport and a collaborative model of medicine.

Wellness Events

Cleveland Clinic has a rich history of promoting disease prevention and wellness. Access a listing of upcoming wellness events for you and your family. Check back often as this information is frequently updated.

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