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December 11, 2020/Community Impact

Cleveland Clinic Joins Coalition to Create One Million Jobs for Black Americans

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Cleveland Clinic is committed to addressing structural racism and bias in our community. As an anchor institution in every community we serve, Cleveland Clinic recognizes the health impact of racial disparities and works to eliminate them.

We have partnered with OneTen, and join a coalition of 37 of the largest U.S. employers, to train, hire and promote one million Black Americans into family-sustaining jobs with opportunities for advancement. The coalition will achieve this goal over the next 10 years.

“Employment is a major determinant of health that is undermined by racial disparities,” says Dr. Tom Mihaljevic, CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic. “Cleveland Clinic is proud to create rewarding jobs that broaden opportunities for all skill levels and to support the health of our communities. We are intentional about who we hire and develop to best serve the needs of all.”

In January 2021, OneTen will begin working with Cleveland Clinic and other partner employers to improve workplace inclusivity practices and connect talent providers to partner employers. OneTen’s focus will be on reducing exclusionary hiring practices, identifying robust and new talent sources, and ensuring that adequate and equitable career pathways for advancement exist.

“The values of Cleveland Clinic, specifically our value of inclusion, aligns directly with OneTen’s mission,” says Kelly Hancock, DNP, RN, NE-BC, FAAN, Chief Caregiver Officer. “Our partnership and participation in this coalition is an extension of Cleveland Clinic’s commitment to the lives of our current and future caregivers and the communities that count on us.”

In this moment when all Americans share an aspiration for greater economic opportunity, OneTen will assist their partners in making a meaningful, measurable and lasting systemic impact on racial and economic justice.

To learn more about OneTen, visit oneten.org.

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. Cleveland Clinic is consistently recognized in the U.S. and throughout the world for its expertise and care. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 81,000 employees worldwide are more than 5,743 salaried physicians and researchers, and 20,160 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,690-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 23 hospitals, 276 outpatient facilities, including locations in northeast Ohio; Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2023, there were 13.7 million outpatient encounters, 323,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 301,000 surgeries and procedures throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 132 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/CleClinicNews. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.

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