To provide better care of the sick, investigation in their problems and further education of those who serve.


Our vision for Cleveland Clinic is to be the best place for care anywhere and the best place to work in healthcare.

Care Priorities


Care for the patient as if they are your own family.

Cleveland Clinic is here for one reason: to take care of patients. We are known for exceptional care delivered by multidisciplinary teams. We challenge ourselves to get better each year. Our goals are to touch more lives, relieve suffering and provide every patient the best care and experience.


Treat fellow caregivers as if they were your own family.

There are nearly 60,000 Cleveland Clinic caregivers around the world. We are the largest employer in Northeast Ohio and the second largest in the state. We promote teamwork, inclusion and integrity. We strive to make Cleveland Clinic the best place to work and grow.


We are committed to the communities we serve.

Cleveland Clinic's community benefit goes beyond healthcare services. As an anchor institution, we promote the physical and economic health of our neighborhoods. We are building a future for health education and workforce development that will enhance the region for generations.


Treat the organization as your home.

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit organization. All revenues beyond expenses are reinvested in our mission. We care for the organization as if it were our home, by securing its financial health, using resources mindfully and bringing our services to as many people as need our care.


Cleveland Clinic Values

Quality & Safety - We ensure the highest standards and excellent outcomes through effective interactions, decision-making, and actions.

Empathy - We imagine what another person is going through, work to alleviate suffering, and create joy whenever possible.

Inclusion - We intentionally create an environment of compassionate belonging where all are valued and respected.

Integrity - We adhere to high moral principles and professional standards by a commitment to honesty, confidentiality, trust, respect, and transparency.

Teamwork - We work together to ensure the best possible care, safety, and well-being of our patients and fellow caregivers.

Innovation - We drive small and large changes to transform healthcare everywhere.

Commitment to Principles

Cleveland Clinic is committed to principles as presented in the United Nations Global Compact, a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. With than 10,000 corporate participants and other stakeholders from more than 130 countries, it is the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative.

In 2008, Cleveland Clinic became the first healthcare provider in the United States to become a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the second in the world.

Read about Cleveland Clinic’s progress toward this commitment.

United Nations Global Compact Reports

View previous reports in pdf format

Logo Statement

The hallmark used in the official Cleveland Clinic logo, developed in 1984, is the first official emblem for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

The four squares represent each of the major areas of the Foundation: Clinic, Hospital, Research and Education. They are also representative of our four founders: Frank E. Bunts, MD, George W. Crile, MD, William E. Lower, MD, and John Phillips, MD.

The large single square signifies unity and the efforts of all those involved to care for the sick, investigate their problems and further educate those who serve.

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