Cleveland Clinic is one of the world's largest and best healthcare systems, with 77,000 caregivers, 22 hospitals and 275 outpatient facilities in locations around the globe.
We provide advanced, high-quality, compassionate care for millions of patients annually, while also conducting life-changing research and educating future caregivers.
Please Note: The statistics reflect official year-end totals as of Dec. 31, 2022 unless otherwise noted.
|Unique Patients Worldwide||3,401,000|
|Patient Encounters Worldwide||13,973,098|
|Admissions & Observations||302,736|
|Surgeries & Procedures||269,776|
|Emergency Department Visits||907,039|
|Physicians & Scientists||5,658|
|Advanced Practice Providers||3,533|
|Income from Operations||-$211,338,000|
|Residents & Fellows||2,063|
|Accredited Training Programs||110|
|Total Research Funding||$402,000,000|
|National Institutes of Health Funding||$152,000,000|
|Active Research Projects||3,627|
|Community Benefit (2021)||$1,413,300,000|
|Economic Impact (2019)|
Cleveland Clinic is recognized in the U.S. and throughout the world for its expertise and care.
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades
Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, Fairview, Hillcrest, Lutheran, Marymount and Weston hospitals were awarded an “A” in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, a national distinction recognizing achievements in patient safety. In total, 94% of Cleveland Clinic hospitals achieved either an ‘A’ or ‘B’ grade for patient safety in the spring 2021 grades.
- Main campus.
- Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
- Akron General.
- Fairview Hospital.
- Hillcrest Hospital.
- South Pointe Hospital.
Since Cleveland Clinic’s founding in 1921, our innovations have transformed medicine. We imagine the best care possible, invent it through research, then share it with the world. Key breakthroughs:
- Discovery of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that affects body and mood (1948).
- Pioneering “stopped heart” surgery (1956) and coronary artery bypass surgery (1967).
- Development of coronary angiography to reveal artery blockages (1958).
- Establishment of cadaver donor use in kidney transplants (1963).
- Discovery of a brain-mapping technique to pinpoint epileptic seizures (1980s).
- First successful larynx transplant (1998).
- Discovery that damaged brain cells can regenerate (2008).
- First U.S. near-total face transplant (2008).
- Demonstration that bariatric surgery controls diabetes (2012).
- World’s first deep brain stimulation surgery to restore function after stroke (2016).
- First North American birth of a baby following deceased-donor uterine transplant (2019).
- Development of a vaccine to prevent deadly triple-negative breast cancer (2021).
Research & Education
Cleveland Clinic has large and busy research and education institutes. Our founders believed that these activities were cornerstones of excellence in patient care. Their vision has made possible historic and dramatic advances in the diagnosis and treatment of complex medical problems.
Learn more about our areas of research and education:
Lerner Research Institute
This institute is home to all laboratory-based, translational and clinical biomedical research at Cleveland Clinic. With 650,000 square feet of research space, more than 1,200 scientists and support personnel collaborate with clinical researchers to unravel the mysteries of disease.
Cleveland Clinic sponsors one of the nation’s largest physician-graduate training programs. Doctors from around the world come to Cleveland Clinic for residency training in one of many specialty areas and for advanced fellowship work in more specialized disciplines.
College of Medicine
In May 2002, Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University entered into a unique partnership to create a medical school dedicated to the teaching of physician-scientists. Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University combines education and research in an innovative program that mentors medical students to become physician-scientists.
Putting patients first demands a relentless focus on measurable quality. By setting standards, collecting data and analyzing results, Cleveland Clinic puts patients first through improved outcomes and better service, providing a healthier future for all.
Group Practice Model
Cleveland Clinic is structured as a group practice. The doctors on staff are salaried employees and are not in private practice. They pool their wisdom and expertise for the benefit of the patient and the community.
In 2007, we restructured our practice to complement the group practice model. By combining specialties surrounding a specific organ or disease system into integrated practice units called institutes, we can better provide collaborative, patient-centered care.
Cleveland Clinic is organized by institutes, which align medical care in a way that is more easily understood by patients.