Cleveland Clinic, is a non-profit, physician-led, academic medical center that strives to provide compassionate healthcare of the highest quality in a setting of education and research. Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Today, Cleveland Clinic is one of the largest and most respected health systems in the country. In 2012, Cleveland Clinic had over 5.1 million patient visits, 157,470 admissions, 200,800 surgical cases, employed 3,000+ physicians and scientists, and had over 1,785 residents and fellows in training. Worldwide, Cleveland Clinic has over 43,000 employees.
Group Practice and Institute Model
Cleveland Clinic is one of a few truly integrated delivery systems in the country. Structured as a group practice, the staff physicians at the main campus are salaried employees and are not in private practice. They pool their wisdom and expertise for the benefit of the patient and the community. While the employed staff is the foundation of Cleveland Clinic’s physician model the community hospitals also feature private practitioners that are affiliated with the organization through particular quality and operational standards.
Beginning in 2007, Cleveland Clinic reorganized into clinical institutes centered around organ systems to better compliment the group practice model. These institutes foster an environment that: maximizes coordination, improves patient access to multiple disciplines, allows experts to act as a dynamic team, and results in optimal treatment for patients. An Administrator and Physician Chairman work in collaboration to lead the strategic initiatives and day-to-day operations of each Institute and Department.
“Patients First” is the guiding principle of Cleveland Clinic. It declares the primacy of patient care, comfort and communication in every activity we undertake. It affirms the importance of research and education for the improvement of patient care. “Patients First” also demands a relentless focus on measurable quality. By setting standards, collecting data and analyzing results, Cleveland Clinic puts patients first though improved outcomes and better service, providing a healthier future for all.
Cleveland Clinic Ranked as One of America’s Top Hospitals
For the eighteenth consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for heart care, according to the 2011 U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. The survey recognized Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals overall, ranking Cleveland Clinic as No. 4 in the country. Cleveland Clinic was ranked among the top hospitals in the country in 16 of 16 specialties evaluated in the magazine. Thirteen of its specialties were listed among the top 10 in the United States.
Main Hospital Campus
The main hospital campus is located near Cleveland’s historic University Circle. Occupying 165 acres and 50 buildings, the main campus includes a hospital, outpatient clinic, children’s hospital, cancer institute, eye institute, research institute and supporting labs and facilities. There are over 1,400 inpatient beds located on main campus.
Cleveland Clinic Hospitals and Family Health Centers
To better serve the Cleveland suburbs with primary care services, Cleveland Clinic operates 16 family health and surgery centers staffed with Cleveland Clinic primary care physicians, as well as many medical and surgical specialists. State-of-the-art imaging services are available, and several locations contain pharmacies and outpatient surgery centers that provide same-day surgical services close to home.
Cleveland Clinic Hospitals
The Cleveland Clinic Health System is comprised of eight community hospitals and affiliate hospitals in Ohio. We were the first health system in Northeast Ohio accredited as an Integrated Delivery System by The Joint Commission (JCAHO); the nation’s largest accrediting body of healthcare organizations. All Cleveland Clinic hospitals, outpatient clinics and home healthcare programs are accredited by The Joint Commission.
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Located in Weston and West Palm Beach, Cleveland Clinic Florida attracts patients from all over the world. The Weston medical campus is fully integrated and includes a 150 bed hospital, diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department. The Florida Health and Wellness Center in West Palm Beach offers subspecialty medical services and radiology services such as MRI and CT.
Cleveland Clinic Canada’s Toronto Health and Wellness Centre
Located in downtown Toronto in the heart of the financial district, this 25,000-square-foot facility serves the medical, health and wellness needs of Canadians with an executive health program, medical and surgical specialists, and lifestyle management programs.
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Cleveland Clinic and Mubadala Development Company have created a partnership to bring high quality academic medicine to the United Arab Emirates region. Scheduled to open in 2013, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will serve local and international patients in an environment that combines excellent amenities with world-class medical care. Currently, the Cleveland Clinic manages Sheikh Khalifa Medical City. In Abu Dhabi, the Clinic will have a presence at both facilities to provide multi-specialty care and full-range medical services to the region.
In 2012, Cleveland Clinic and MedStar Health announced an unprecedented Innovation Alliance, with Cleveland Clinic Innovations providing commercialization services on site to MedStar physicians and staff.