"Patients First" is the guiding principle of Cleveland Clinic. We strive to provide outstanding and compassionate care and service, every step along the way. Putting patients first requires more than world-class clinical care – it requires care that addresses every aspect of a patient’s encounter with Cleveland Clinic, including the patient’s physical comfort, as well as their educational, emotional, and spiritual needs.
Formalizing our commitment to this important work, Cleveland Clinic was the first major academic medical center to make patient experience a strategic goal, the first to appoint a Chief Experience Officer, and one of the first academic medical centers to establish an Office of Patient Experience. The Office of Patient Experience’s mission is to ensure consistently patient-centered care by partnering with caregivers to exceed the expectations of patients and families. Our team of professionals serves as an advisory resource for critical initiatives across the Cleveland Clinic health system. In addition, we provide resources and data analytics; identify, support, and publish sustainable best practices; and collaborate with a variety of departments to ensure the consistent delivery of patient-centered care.
Best practices are used in healthcare to deliver quality care that promotes optimal outcomes. The Office of Patient Experience has been identifying best practices throughout the enterprise to streamline patient experience initiatives and has dedicated staff who serve as experts in each domain of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey. They monitor national and local HCAHPS trends to identify how the top performing hospitals identify and maintain success. They consult with Cleveland Clinic institutes and community hospitals to identify, implement and promote best practices. They also perform unit observations to sustain best practices, which are promoted and shared so that other areas of Cleveland Clinic may replicate.
Leslie Jurecko, MD, MBA
Chief Safety, Quality, and Experience Officer
Judith Welsh, MD
Associate Chief Patient Experience
The Office of Patient Experience team serves as an advisory resource, providing patient experience expertise for critical initiatives throughout the organization to ensure the consistent delivery of patient-centered care. The office also collaborates with many areas within the organization to develop and implement best practices aimed at improving the patient experience.
Questions or Requests for More Information
Would you like more information about the Office of Patient Experience? Do you have a question for the Patient Experience team? If so, please contact us locally at 216.444.7500 or [email protected].
Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will respond as quickly as possible to all inquiries.
Questions about Billing
If you have a concern or question regarding your bill, please call our Patient Financial Services representatives at 866.621.6385 (toll-free).
Concerns about Your Care
Do you have a concern about the quality of care you received during your course of treatment? Please contact our Ombudsman Office at 216.444.2544 or 800.223.2273 ext. 42544. (toll-free)