A National Referral Center An International Health Resource
Cleveland Clinic is a multispecialty academic medical center, a national referral center and an international health resource dedicated to providing patients with excellence in all aspects of their care.
One of the world’s first group practices, Cleveland Clinic was formed in 1921 when four Cleveland physicians came together and set forth their professional standards: “Better care of the sick, investigation of their problems and further education of those who serve.”
The second-largest medical group practice in the world and the largest hospital in Ohio, Cleveland Clinic includes the 12-story state-of-the-art Crile Building where nearly 73,000 outpatient visits are recorded each month, a 1021-staffed bed hospital (including a Children’s Hospital), the Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation and the Lerner Research Institute.
This integration of clinical and hospital care with research and education in a private, not-for-profit group practice distinguishes Cleveland Clinic in American medicine.
Cleveland Clinic annually records more than 3.2 million visits and more than 55,000 hospital admissions. Among them are patients from all 50 states and 80 foreign countries. More than 1500 full-time physicians and nearly 850 house staff/fellows provide patient care in 120 specialties and subspecialties.
The quality of medical care at Cleveland Clinic has been recognized repeatedly. Every year since 1990, Cleveland Clinic has been designated by U.S. News and World Report as one of only 10 hospitals in the United States considered “The Best of the Best.”
Research, one of the three cornerstones named by the founding fathers, is actively pursued by more than 490 research scientists, fellows and students.
Through the years, Cleveland Clinic has been a world leader in medical breakthroughs and innovations largely because of the collaboration of physicians and scientists.
The Lerner Research Institute has spearheaded numerous advances in the diagnosis and treatment of complex medical problems. The Research Division oversees more than 2,000 clinical and basic research activities. Total annual research expenditures exceed $150 million from federal agencies, non-federal societies and associations, and endowment funds - a dramatic endorsement by others of the quality of Cleveland Clinic research.
The founding fathers’ dedication to training the future generations of physicians continues today. The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation has one of the largest free-standing medical education programs in the country and has made significant contributions to the dissemination of medical knowledge. More than 500 medical students from throughout the world come to Cleveland Clinic for their clinical electives each year. Cleveland Clinic’s academic partnership with The Ohio State University features both medical student rotations and faculty affiliations. The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation sponsors accredited residency training programs in 58 specialties leading to board certification.
The first class of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine began in July 2004 with a prestigious faculty that includes members of the Head and Neck Institute staff. This initiative will have a significant impact on medicine, research and education. A five-year program, it is designed to prepare physician-scientists for the future.