Cleveland Clinic had nearly 75 years of history behind it, when it took a leap of faith and brought its model of medicine to Florida in 1988. Renowned as a home of medical innovation and best practices, Cleveland Clinic saw the opportunity to extend its mission by thinking beyond geographic boundaries. Now, 25 years later, Cleveland Clinic Florida is a proud extension of that legacy. Join us as we explore Cleveland Clinic Florida's history and goals for the future.
Cleveland Clinic expanded its footprint beyond Ohio and opened Cleveland Clinic Florida in 1988. The first locations were in Cypress Creek, near Fort Lauderdale Florida and North Beach Hospital in Miami. The venture into this new market provided an opportunity to bring the Clinic’s not-for profit, group practice model of world-class care to South Florida.
During the early years, the Florida operation survived intense opposition from competitors and physicians were denied privileges at local hospitals. However, the Clinic’s leadership persevered, bolstered by their strong commitment to providing patients in South Florida with high-quality care.
Join us for historical highlights as we look back at 25 years of medical excellence.
The highlights of Cleveland Clinic Florida history as they happened.
Cleveland Clinic Florida Today and Tomorrow
Today, Cleveland Clinic Florida has grown to become a fully integrated academic medical center with locations in Weston and West Palm Beach, 225 physicians and 2,100 employees. Patients from all over the country, Latin American and the Caribbean seek medical care for complex medical conditions.