Quality & Accreditation

Quality & Accreditation

Quality Care at Fairview Hospital

Cleveland Clinic believes in providing quality of care information to patients and the public. As a non-profit hospital and responsible member of the community, you should know how we are performing.

Cleveland Clinic’s commitment to “transparency” includes providing the most current quality data available, and that is what this Quality Performance Report will show you. On an ongoing basis, the Report will be updated as new data becomes available.

The Quality Performance Report shows how Fairview Hospital has been doing at providing the right care for specific common conditions. Information about surgery and how patients view their experiences at Fairview Hospital is also included. Click below for data and details:

Keep in mind that you should not choose a hospital based solely on data in reports like this one.
You can find out more about the quality of a hospital’s care by doing the following:

  • Ask your doctor if the hospital treats a lot of people who have your health problem.
  • Ask if the hospital has a special team of health professionals who work with people with your health problem.
  • Ask your doctor what he or she thinks about the quality of the hospital’s care.
  • Ask the hospital what steps are taken to improve the quality of the care it provides patients.

Accreditations & Awards

Fairview Hospital currently holds the following accreditations and awards:

Nursing Recognition

Nursing Recognition

Magnet Recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Nursing at Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Fairview nurses exemplify the mission of Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital and the Magnet® Recognition Program’s vision of serving as a fount of knowledge and expertise for the delivery of nursing care. Cleveland Clinic Fairview nurses are grounded in proven principles and continually strive for discovery and innovation through evidence-based practice and nursing research. Excellence in nursing care of patients, families and the community are seen in the multiple metrics measuring patient, family, and staff satisfaction and engagement. Quality outcome measures for patient care exceed national benchmarks. 

Who We Are

Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital was founded in 1892 as the Society for Christian Care of the Sick and Needy. It has a long history of supporting the advancement of nurses and nursing. As summarized by Janice Murphy, MSN, RN, FACHE, past president of Fairview Hospital, "Fairview Hospital has a rich heritage in nursing excellence. Ever since the 1890s, the hospital leaders have made a commitment to nursing education. The hospital opened a school of nursing, which educated nurses for over 100 years with an earnest commitment to continuous improvement in every aspect of the care of patients. Driven by both the art and the science of nursing, compassion is the hallmark of the patient experience in every area in which patients receive care."

Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital moved to the current location in 1955 and has expanded substantially at this location. Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital is a multispecialty community teaching hospital with 525 licensed beds, serving the western Cuyahoga County population.

Fairview Hospital has programs and specialties in bariatric surgery, birthing center with level III obstetrics and neonatal intensive care unit, breast health, cancer center, family medicine, emergency services and trauma, heart center, neurological services, pediatrics and child & adolescent psychiatry, orthopedic and total joint replacement, outpatient services, pain management, rehabilitation and sports therapy, surgical services and wellness. 

The mission of the Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital is to provide better care of the sick, investigation into their problems and further education of those who serve. To carry out this mission nurses must: excel in specialized medical care supported by comprehensive research and education; develop, apply, evaluate and share new technology; excel in service; and ensure that Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital quality underlies every decision. The American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program® granted Fairview  Hospital with Magnet recognition  in 2009, 2013, and 2019.

Professional Practice Model

Our Professional Practice Model is a visual representation of the values, organizational structures, and processes that provide a unifying framework for the practice of nursing at Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital. It ensures consistency in the delivery of nursing care, and defines for all registered nurses their authority, autonomy and accountability as they care for patients and families.

Professional Practice Model - Nursing Shared Governance | Cleveland Clinic

Shared Governance at Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital

Shared governance is an empowering organizational model that creates a structure for shared decision-making in the clinical care of patients. When granting Magnet® Recognition and Pathway to Excellence® Program designations, the American Nurses Credentialing Center considers how well the principles of shared governance are implemented throughout an organization.

Fairview Hospital Nursing Institute's Shared Governance Model