Cleveland Clinic Ranked No. 2 Hospital in the World by Newsweek

Cleveland Clinic Ranked No. 2 Hospital in the World by Newsweek

Cleveland Clinic’s Abu Dhabi, Fairview and Weston, Fla., hospitals also rank among the Top 250 hospitals in the world

Cleveland Clinic is ranked as the No. 2 hospital in the world again by Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2023 list.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital are also recognized among the Top 250 hospitals in the world.

The rankings are based on surveys and data from more than 2,300 hospitals in 28 countries.

“The world’s best hospitals consistently attract the best people and provide the best outcomes for patients as well as the most important new therapies and research,” said Newsweek Global Editor in Chief Nancy Cooper. “Of all the hospitals in the world, relatively few can do all those things year in and year out. The best belong to a very exclusive club.”

Newsweek also ranked six Cleveland Clinic locations among the best hospitals in the United States:

  • Cleveland Clinic – 2
  • Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital – 38
  • Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital – 45
  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital – 87
  • Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital – 110
  • Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital – 329

The rankings are based on four data sources: online surveys of more than 80,000 medical experts from around the world; results from publicly available patient experience surveys; hospital quality metrics; and patient reported outcome measures (PROMs), completed by patients to measure their perception of functional well-being and quality of life.

In another Newsweek ranking released in February, Cleveland Clinic ranked No. 7 among America’s best fertility clinics. In September, Newsweek rated Cleveland Clinic one of the top hospitals in the world for specialized care and the No.1 hospital in the world for cardiac surgery. Cleveland Clinic ranked among the world’s best in all 11 Newsweek categories including eight in the Top 5 — cardiac surgery, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology.  Oncology, orthopedics and pediatrics were also ranked among the best in the world. In addition to

Cleveland Clinic’s main campus hospital, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Florida and Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital, also are recognized among the world’s best specialized hospitals.


Cleveland Clinic Weston Ranked Highest Hospital in South Florida by Newsweek

Cleveland Clinic Weston Ranked Highest Hospital in South Florida by Newsweek

Newsweek has ranked Cleveland Clinic Weston as the highest ranked hospital in South Florida and 45th best in the nation, as part of its Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2023 analysis published on March 1, 2023. The Weston Hospital also ranked No. 2 in Florida.

Cleveland Clinic is ranked as the No. 2 hospital in the world again and No. 2 in the United States.

The rankings are based on four data sources: online surveys of more than 80,000 medical experts from around the world; results from publicly available patient experience surveys; hospital quality metrics; and patient reported outcome measures (PROMs), completed by patients to measure their perception of functional well-being and quality of life. 

Rodolfo J. Blandon, MD, MBA, President of Cleveland Clinic’s Weston Hospital, says, “We strive for excellence in patient care and it is an added bonus to be recognized by our peers for the work that we do. I am proud of our caregivers and the incredible outcomes they achieve for our patients every day.”

A “Glass Half Full” Type of Person

A “Glass Half Full” Type of Person

One particular individual, team or group is recognized annually with the All-In VeloSano Award for their exceptional efforts and contribution to VeloSano and cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. The 2022 All-In VeloSano Award was presented to Claire Firrell, a member of the VeloSano Living Hope community, which represents the resilience of cancer patients and survivors. Despite multiple surgeries and hundreds of rounds of chemotherapy over the past several years, Claire refuses to let her life be clouded by the shadow of cancer. She has participated in VeloSano every year since 2018, raising more than $61,000 to support cancer research at Cleveland Clinic.

Here is Claire’s “All-In” story in her own words:

I’ve always considered myself to be a glass half full kind of person.

But as it was, I was first diagnosed with cancer in 2015. In the beginning it was a routine of have a surgery and then be fine, come back and have another surgery and radiation, and be fine.

In April 2018, I was in Chicago with my three kids. We always go for a vacation during spring break, and we’d gone to Chicago, and we were having a blast.

But I had scans performed right before the trip, and I couldn't get the results before I went on vacation. My doctors told me to go on vacation and enjoy ourselves, and so I tried to do that, and we did, but all the time I was just waiting for the call.

Early on a Monday, I got the call from Dr. Khorana [Alok Khorana, MD] and he asked do you have a few minutes? (Which is code for “oh no.”) I ran into the bathroom so that my daughter wouldn’t hear the conversation and he just said, “It's gone everywhere.”

When I came back to see Dr. Khorana, he said I would be on chemo for life and I would probably lose my hair.

So I went off to get my port and then I asked my neighbor to come down the street to cut off all my hair. My oldest son was with me and right there in the kitchen we shaved it all off. I wanted to be in control, because you're in control very little at that point, but deciding what to do with my hair felt like something that I could exert some control over.

My hair was long and blonde, like a security blanket for 25 years. When it was done, my son just looked at me and said, “It’s still you.” So it was kind of the beginning of embracing that sentiment of “I’m going to kick cancer’s butt.”

So I was back at work. I work with really wonderful people, especially my boss Steve Rosen at Resilience Capital Partners. One day Nicole Peters from Cleveland Clinic came in to our company to give a presentation about VeloSano, as Steve was looking to start a team with Len Pagon of Next Sparc to support the cause.

And so I'm sitting there with my shaved head, and after she's done her big presentation, I said to her, wow this is great, and it's really sort of galvanized everybody. How fun is this going to be?

So we formed our first combined team in 2018 with 52 people!Len, in cahoots with others, surprised me with my dad flying in all the way from England to ride in the event.

I was left speechless, which is pretty hard. My team and I came back to ride in 2019, and virtual in 2020, and every year since. We look forward to participating in Year 10 of VeloSano in September!

VeloSano is just such a great, motivational, supportive community that you can't really can't put it into words, until you've been there and participated in it. The community aspect is something that I've always found to be quite unique and quite motivating.

And it's a real return on investment here, the way 100% of the dollars go right to research, it's incredible. It’s a wonderful fundraising model and it's just a real honor to be part of it.

I'm still very much a glass half full kind of person. I always feel that whatever's going on, there's a silver lining in there.

One of the main silver linings throughout this whole cancer experience has been the people. From my co-workers, to the VeloSano team, to the participants—I would never have met these people if I didn't have this personal experience.

I have three children—who were 10, 12 and 14 when I was first diagnosed.

Before cancer, I didn't have that kind of fire in my gut to tell me “you better start making memories with these kids.” I think it's good for them to see the example that we set to be a part of VeloSano.

Two of my children have gone on to participate in fundraising initiatives of their own. So that's amazing, planting these little seeds. You just never know, it might not be now, but down the road, when they have their own families, they'll be like, “Yeah, we're going to do this, too.”

You know, no one's getting out of here alive—let's just get that out of the way. And, you know, some might go sooner than later, but I’m sure going to make the most of the time I have left.

It's kind of been blessing in disguise in terms of planting these little seeds—there's a lot to be thankful for.

Interested in joining Claire during VeloSano 10 and supporting cancer research at Cleveland Clinic? Learn more and get involved here

Florida Ball Celebrates 102 Years of Medical Excellence

Florida Ball Celebrates 102 Years of Medical Excellence

A spectacular display of indoor fireworks celebrated 102 years of healthcare excellence at the Cleveland Clinic Florida Ball. Held on February 25 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, more than 400 guests gathered to honor Cleveland Clinic’s century of care and support ongoing medical innovation.

Raising a record $2 million, the annual black-tie benefit was chaired by longtime Cleveland Clinic supporters Kathryn and Leo Vecellio, Annie and Michael Falk, and Simone and Kerry Vickar. The Honorary Chairs were Nancy and Bill Rollnick and Milly and Patrick Park. This year’s Ball would not have been possible without their guidance and dedication to making the event a grand success.

Shimmering gold drapery and elaborate candelabra centerpieces adorned the ballroom, as guests were treated to a host of culinary delights, specialty cocktails and dancing to music from a live band.

Beth Mooney, Board Chair for Cleveland Clinic Florida, welcomed supporters, thanked the honorary chairs and introduced Cleveland Clinic CEO and President, Tom Mihaljevic, MD.

“Much has taken place since we were last together,” Dr. Mihaljevic said to the crowd. “We navigated through a pandemic, celebrated our centennial, served the most patients in our history and culminated with our decade-long ‘Power of Everyone’ campaign - the largest philanthropic campaign in our history, reaching almost $2.6 billion. Last year, we expanded our global footprint with the opening of Cleveland Clinic London, a 184-bed hospital in the shadow of Buckingham Palace. We now employ more than 77,000 caregivers worldwide. Your support for our programs, research and education will fuel our continued growth and care for our patients here in Florida.”

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Sydell L. Miller Award to the Lang family from Conor Delaney, MD, PhD, CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic Florida.

“The Sydell L. Miller Award was created to recognize those who have committed wholeheartedly to supporting Cleveland Clinic Florida and bringing the highest-quality care to patients,” said Dr. Delaney. “This year, we present the award to the Lang family including Patricia and Thomas Lang, Beth and Sean Lang, Rick Lang and Jim Lang. As a family, they have created an incredible legacy of philanthropy and are committed to Cleveland Clinic’s mission. Through years of generous giving, they’ve supported many Cleveland Clinic Florida initiatives that have advanced patient care and medical knowledge. We thank you for your unwavering support.”

Proceeds from the Ball will continue to expand critical medical services and programs, in addition to supporting initiatives in the areas of technology, physician recruitment and caregiver training in Palm Beach County and throughout South Florida.

Transformational Gift Expands Services at Indian River Hospital

Transformational Gift Expands Services at Indian River Hospital

In 2022, Ron and Nancy Rosner, longtime supporters of Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital, made a $10 million multi-year pledge to the hospital to expand community services. The donation has been earmarked for Indian River Hospital’s Strategic Priorities fund, which will accelerate the expansion of services and improve patient care. 

During a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, February 11, the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital Health and Wellness Center was renamed the Rosner Family Health and Wellness Center in recognition of this transformational gift. The Health and Wellness Center currently houses the offices of more than 50 hospital physicians, including experts in such specialties as cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, neurology, infectious disease, orthopaedics, urology, rheumatology, pulmonary medicine, primary care and endocrinology.

The Rosner’s gift honors the memory of their grandson, Evan, who passed away in 2021 at age 23. The gift is absolutely a tribute to their grandson, but also to the healthcare and emergency services communities in Vero Beach, the couple emphasizes. “We are very fortunate to have all the medical facilities, technology, expertise and treatment we need within a 20-minute drive,” Nancy says. “A lot of children – and adults, too – need care they can’t afford. We want to help those less fortunate, as we know Evan would have wanted, too.”

“Today’s ceremony highlights and is a tangible reminder of our mission: to provide exceptional, patient-centered, evidence-based healthcare,” says David Peter, MD, MBA, Interim President & Chief Medical Officer of Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital. “We combine world-class clinical expertise with extraordinary technology and compassion. The Rosner’s passion for the pressing needs of the community and investment in its future continue to amaze and inspire me.”

Read more about the Rosner’s gift here.