The mission of Cleveland Clinic is to provide compassionate healthcare of the highest quality in a setting of education and research.
To carry out this mission and foster the group practice of medicine, Cleveland Clinic must:
Attract the best qualified medical, scientific, and support staff
Excel in specialized medical care supported by comprehensive research and education
Develop, apply, evaluate and share new technology
Excel in service
Provide efficient access to affordable medical care
Ensure that Cleveland Clinic quality underlies every decision
Cleveland Clinic is an integrated healthcare delivery system with local, national and international reach. At Cleveland Clinic, more than 3,000 physicians and researchers represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties.
We are a nonprofit academic medical center with a main campus, eight community hospitals, more than 75 northern Ohio outpatient locations (including 16 full-service family health centers), Cleveland Clinic Florida, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Each year, patients come to Cleveland Clinic for treatment from every state and, last year, they came from more than 120 countries.
We employ 3000+ full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses who represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. Our doctors and researchers have pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States.
Cleveland Clinic includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals and 16 family health centers in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and opening in 2013, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Healthcare is in the midst of dramatic change. New technologies, new medications and new approaches for treating the sick have changed the way we deliver care. Societal, economic and legislative forces are influencing how we pay for care and where it will be delivered.
In light of these dynamic changes, we know that tough choices must be made. At Cleveland Clinic, we are committed to the communities we serve, but in the coming years our hospital system will look different than it does today.
Healthcare providers are being challenged to do more with less. We’re looking closely at everything we do and every dollar we spend. We’re even examining the fundamental principles of health care: asking why we’re here and what we hope to accomplish for patients and communities. These questions may sound simple, but we must answer them carefully, because the direction we take today will affect healthcare for years to come. The old adage is correct. “If you don’t create change – change creates you.”
Read more about Cleveland Clinic’s vision for the healthcare delivery system of the future in a recent cover story in Group Practice Journal, a publication of the American Medical Group Association (AMGA), a trade association representing multispecialty medical groups and other organized systems of care, including some of the nation's largest, most prestigious medical practices, independent practice associations, and integrated healthcare delivery systems.
We are a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education.
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