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

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Newsweek has ranked Cleveland Clinic the No. 2 hospital in the world, as part of its World’s Best Hospitals 2020 analysis published today.

In the United States, Cleveland Clinic again earned the No. 2 ranking, while four other Cleveland Clinic hospitals also were listed among the best hospitals nationwide – Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Florida-Weston, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, and Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital.

In Ohio, Newsweek ranked Cleveland Clinic No. 1 and Fairview Hospital No. 3. In Florida, Cleveland Clinic Florida-Weston was ranked No. 2.

“For 99 years, we have striven to fulfill the mission our founders set out for us — to provide better care of the sick, investigate their problems and further educate those who serve,” said Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, M.D. “It is our ethical obligation to serve as many patients as possible, because we know every person could benefit from the quality of care we provide.”

In its list of the Top 10 Hospitals In the World, Newsweek said of Cleveland Clinic’s No. 2 ranking:

“Cleveland Clinic has always made patient care its centerpiece, and it takes to heart its motto: `Care for the patient as if they are your own family.’ Historically, Cleveland has also been known for medical breakthroughs and organ transplants, including the first face transplant in the United States. In 2019, it broke its own organ transplant records—897, up 3 percent from the year before—including the world’s first single-port robotic kidney transplant, which allows for a single small incision and limits the need for postoperative opioids for pain relief.”

According to Newsweek, its rankings are based on three broad categories:

  • Recommendations from more than 70,000 medical experts – doctors, hospitals managers, and healthcare professionals – who were invited to participate in an online survey.
  • Key hospital performance indicators, including mortality rates, patient safety, readmission rates, staffing levels, efficient use of medical imaging and effectiveness and timeliness of care.
  • Patient satisfaction data, including general satisfaction with a hospital, recommendation of a hospital, satisfaction with medical care, and satisfaction with service and organization.

The Newsweek rankings include 21 countries: United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, India, Thailand, Australia and Brazil.

In addition to the Newsweek rankings, Cleveland Clinic has been highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for nearly three decades. The 2019-2020 U.S. News rankings marked the 25th consecutive year that Cleveland Clinic was ranked No. 1 for heart care, while also being the 21st consecutive year that Cleveland Clinic ranked as one of the nation’s Top 5 hospitals.


About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 67,554 employees worldwide are more than 4,520 salaried physicians and researchers, and 17,000 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,026-bed health system that includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 18 hospitals, more than 220 outpatient facilities, and locations in southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2019, there were 9.8 million total outpatient visits, 309,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 255,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at Follow us at and News and resources available at

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