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Overview

Cleveland Clinic History

Cleveland Clinic was at the forefront of modern medicine when it was first organized as a multi-specialty group practice in 1921. From a small outpatient clinic, it has grown to become the world’s first integrated international health system. With more than 65,000 caregivers worldwide, Cleveland Clinic has almost 6 million patient visits per year, at more than 200 locations.

Top Moments in Cleveland Clinic History

1921
Opening ceremony
1929
Disaster strikes
1958
Cardiac breakthroughs
1993
Expansion in Northeast Ohio
2004
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine is formed
2007
Focus on the patient experience
2015
Expansion abroad
2018
Best place to work, best place for care
2019
Transplant triumphs
2020
Prepared for a COVID-19 surge
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