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A Message from Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, CEO and President

Cleveland Clinic is proud to provide outstanding healthcare services to patients and families from a global community. Our goal is to give every patient the best outcome and experience. Diversity, inclusion and cultural competence are critical to our mission. As serving leaders, we are committed to the health and economic vitality of our region.

Our mantra is "Patients First". We provide a welcoming environment to patients and caregivers of all races, ages, genders, nationalities, religions and sexual orientations, without regard for disability or veteran status. By striving to meet the needs of our patients, their families and our employees, we encompass all the aspects of diversity at Cleveland Clinic that are a necessary component of our world-class care.

Le Joyce Naylor, executive director of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and her team provide strategic leadership in the creation and facilitation of programs and initiatives that support, compliment and enhance our mission to the community and in the establishment of a culturally competent workforce.

Cleveland Clinic will continue to strengthen its commitment to diversity in coming years. We have much to celebrate and many challenges. We look forward to your continuing support in our endeavors.


Delos M. Cosgrove, MD
CEO and President
Cleveland Clinic

A Message from Le Joyce Naylor, Executive Director

Our Office is responsible for creating the enterprise’s diversity and inclusion strategy.
At Cleveland Clinic, we regard all 43,000 caregivers in our organization as the stewards of diversity.

We are a global healthcare leader that builds initiatives in education, pipeline development, supplier diversity, cultural competency and around changing demographics. We openly engage with diverse groups and seek multicultural experiences with stakeholders to reflect the patients and communities we serve.

Through our Resource Groups, Diversity Councils and other enterprisewide employee networks, Cleveland Clinic proudly honors diversity in all its forms. By embracing our differences and similarities in race, gender, age, class, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, family life and diverse ideologies, we better understand human dimensions as we put “Patients First.”


Le Joyce Naylor

Executive Director
Diversity & Inclusion
Cleveland Clinic

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