By Tom Mihaljevic, M.D.
Cleveland Clinic CEO and President
Cleveland Clinic’s vision is twofold – to be the best place to receive care and to be the best place to work in healthcare.
At Cleveland Clinic, our employees are considered caregivers. They are the heart of our health system, and caring for them means investing in them and their families. That’s why improving the caregiver experience is one of our top priorities.
Therefore, we are announcing a new benefit today for Cleveland Clinic caregivers and their families. By April of 2020, we will offer fully paid time away to eligible new parents:
- Eight weeks of maternity leave for the mother following childbirth, plus 4 weeks of parental leave.
- For the other parent, 4 weeks of parental leave.
Paid family leave offers economic security and peace of mind to families during one of life’s most significant events. And it has a positive effect on the health and well-being of both the mother and the newborn.
I am incredibly proud Cleveland Clinic can offer this benefit to our caregivers and their families.