About Us

Cleveland Clinic is one of the world's largest, busiest health care centers, offering advanced treatment for many diseases and disorders of the body.

Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 as a not-for-profit group practice, integrating clinical and hospital care with research and physician education.

In addition to our Cleveland location, we see patients at various family health centers and ambulatory surgery centers in surrounding communities. We also operate Cleveland Clinic Florida, a full-service hospital and clinic in Weston, Florida.

Our extensive system of regional hospitals serve patients in a variety of Northeast Ohio communities, including:

  • Fairview
  • Lakewood
  • Lutheran
  • Marymount
  • Euclid
  • Hillcrest
  • Huron
  • South Pointe hospitals

Cleveland Clinic has 1,800 salaried physicians on staff, representing 120 specialties and subspecialties. In 2005, we saw 2.8 million outpatient visits and almost 70,000 hospital admissions. Patients come to us from across America and from more than 80 nations.

We enjoy a strong reputation for outstanding quality care. U.S. News & World Report ranks Cleveland Clinic as one of America's top hospitals. Our Heart and Vascular Institute has been ranked number one in America for thirteen years in a row. Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological Institute and Digestive Disease Center both rank among America's two best in their specialties. We also rank among the nation's top ten gynecology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), nephrology (kidney disease), neurology and neurological surgery, rheumatology, pulmonary (respiratory disorders), and endocrinology. Other Cleveland Clinic specialties noted for national excellence include opthalmology, cancer, pediatrics, rehabilitation and psychiatry.

A pioneer of internet-based medicine, Cleveland Clinic offers online second opinions and other services through eClevelandClinic.

As a not-for-profit hospital, Cleveland Clinic serves its community with charity care, extensive medical, educational and community service programs; and civic education initiatives. Each year, Cleveland Clinic and its health system of community hospitals and family health and ambulatory surgery centers proudly provide more than $300 million in benefits to the communities we serve.