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2010s

State-of-the-Future Healthcare
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2015
Expansion abroad
2018
Best place to work, best place for care
2019
Live birth after deceased donor uterine transplant
2019
Health Education Campus opens

2010s

State-of-the-Future Healthcare

By the time Toby Cosgrove, MD, transitioned from his role as CEO in 2017, he had overseen a transformation of patient care delivery, the Clinic’s global expansion, and raised its reputation for quality, innovation and patient experience. Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD, was named CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic following Dr. Cosgrove's retirement. Dr. Mihaljevic's first years were focused on quality and patient safety, with a goal of making Cleveland Clinic “the best place for patient care and the best place to work in healthcare."

2011
2011

A research team led by Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD, makes several pioneering discoveries in atherosclersosis and inflammatory disease, including the seminal discovery linking the gut microbiome pathways to cardiovascular disease (CVD) pathogenesis and the development of heart failure and chronic kidney disease. In 2017, Dr. Hazen was recognized as a Distinguished Scientist by the American Heart Association.

2011
2011

Robert E Rich succeeds A Malachi Mixon III as Chair of the Board of Trustees in 2011.

2012
2012

Eric Roselli, MD, develops a minimally invasive alternative to repair acute aortic dissection, a tearing of aortic tissue that causes internal bleeding and often death in patients who are ineligible for open-heart surgery.

2012
2012

A cutting-edge building opens to house Cleveland Clinic’s Robert J Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Institute. The institute is one of the largest volume hospital laboratories in the U.S., and the new building was built to meet demand and improve efficiency.

2014
2014

Brian G Donley, MD, suceeds Joseph F Hahn, MD, and serves as Chief of Staff from 2014-2018, when he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland Clinic London.

2014
2014

Cleveland Clinic launches VeloSano, a year-round, community-driven fundraising initiative that has since raised $24 million — and counting — for lifesaving cancer research.

2015
2015

Akron General becomes part of the Cleveland Clinic health system.

2015

Expansion abroad

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi opens.

2016
2016

Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital opens.

2016
2016

Cleveland Clinic collaborates with IBM to establish a model for population health management and data-driven personalized healthcare.

2017
2017

The Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center opens on main campus. Designed with empathy and the patient experience in mind, the 377,000 square-foot facility allows medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, nurses, genetic counselors and social workers to work together in one shared space to improve outcomes.

2017
2017

Cleveland Clinic research shows that after five years, bariatric surgery and medication together improve hyperglycemia and can even reverse diabetes.

2017
2017

Cleveland Clinic researchers, led by Justin Lathia, PhD, uncover how brain cancer cells evade the immune system.

2017
2017

Cleveland Clinic has performed the first deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for stroke recovery, as part of an ongoing clinical trial assessing the procedure’s potential to improve movement in patients recovering from a stroke. Led by Andre Machado, MD, PhD, Chair of Cleveland Clinic's Neurological Institute, this is the first time deep brain stimulation was performed for stroke recovery in the United States.

2017
2017

Cleveland Clinic, in a joint venture with Select Medical Corporation, opens a new medical rehabilitation hospital in Beachwood, Ohio. The new, 60-bed inpatient hospital, Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital, Beachwood, features private rooms and state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment to treat patients affected by stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation, neurological disorders and orthopedic conditions.

2018
2018

A 120,000-square-foot pediatric outpatient center opens. The first freestanding outpatient facility for Cleveland Clinic Children’s houses all pediatric ambulatory services under one roof.

2018

Best place to work, best place for care

Tom Mihaljevic, MD, succeeds Delos M Cosgrove, MD, as CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Mihaljevic also serves as Chair of the Board of Governors. Dr. Mihaljevic galvanized caregivers with calls for greater focus on quality, safety and the caregiver experience. System-wide, daily tiered huddles were begun to address problems in real time; serious safety events were reduced; and time was used more efficiently.

2018
2018

Herbert Wiedemann, MD, succeeds Brian G Donley, MD, as Chief of Staff.

2018
2018

Cleveland Clinic researchers, led by Nima Sharifi, MD, confirmed for the first time a mechanistic link between the gene HSD17B4 and deadly, treatment-resistant prostate cancer.

2018
2018

Cleveland Clinic researchers, led by Justin Lathia, PhD, and Ofer Reizes, PhD, uncover how cancer stem cells drive triple-negative breast cancer.

2018
2018

Cleveland Clinic names Brian Donley, MD, CEO of Cleveland Clinic London.

2018
2018

Union Hospital, in Dover, Ohio, joins the Cleveland Clinic health system.

2018
2018

Led by Shideng Bao, PhD, Cleveland Clinic researchers find for the first time that ibrutinib, an FDA-approved drug for lymphoma and leukemia, may also help treat glioblastoma, the most common – and deadliest – type of brain tumor.

2018
2018

Adam Myers, MD, MHCM, FACHE, joins Cleveland Clinic as Chief of Population Health and director of Cleveland Clinic Community Care.

2019
2019

As an early adopter and innovator in robotic surgery, Cleveland Clinic has been the first to successfully use a single-port robotic surgical system to perform radical prostatectomies, transvesical simple prostatectomies and partial nephrectomies. In 2019, Cleveland Clinic was the first in the world to perform a robotic single-port kidney transplant.

2019
2019

Cleveland Clinic receives the largest gift in its history: a $261 million donation from the Lord Foundation of Ohio.

2019

Health Education Campus opens

A state-of-the-future, interdisciplinary Health Education Campus will open its doors in Cleveland in April 2019, reflecting an effort by Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic to prepare students to lead in a new era of healthcare delivery.

2019
2019

Cleveland Clinic named the No. 2 hospital in the world by Newsweek.

2019
2019

Transplant triumphs

In 2019, Cleveland Clinic performs a record number of transplants a total of 897 including heart, kidney, liver and lung.

2019
2019

Cleveland Clinic has been ranked as the No. 1 hospital in heart care by U.S. News & World Report for the 25th consecutive year.

2019

Live birth after deceased donor uterine transplant

Cleveland Clinic is the first in North America to deliver a baby following a uterus transplant from a deceased donor, as part of an active clinical trial. In 2016, Cleveland Clinic performed the nation's first uterus transplant; however, the patient developed complications that necessitated the removal of the transplanted uterus.

2019
2019

Indian River Medical Center and Martin Health System join the Cleveland Clinic health system.

2019
2019

Cleveland Clinic performs its first in utero fetal surgery.

2018
2018

Construction begins on Cleveland Clinic London in 2019, and the final beam is placed in 2019.

2019
2019

Beth E Mooney succeeds Robert E Rich as Chair of the Board of Trustees in 2019.

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