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March 3, 2021/News Releases

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

Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital also ranked among world's best

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Cleveland Clinic has been recognized as the No. 2 hospital in the world by Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2021 list, while Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital is ranked among the top 200 hospitals worldwide.

Newsweek also ranked seven Cleveland Clinic locations among the best hospitals in the United States:

  • Cleveland Clinic – 2
  • Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital – 41
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida-Weston – 57
  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital – 112
  • Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital – 137
  • Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital -314
  • Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital – 321

Feb. 26 marked the beginning of Cleveland Clinic’s centennial year. Founded in 1921, Cleveland Clinic has grown into a 6,000-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 19 hospitals, more than 220 outpatient facilities, and locations in Ohio, southeast Florida, Las Vegas, Toronto, Abu Dhabi and London.

Newsweek, and its partner Statista, analyzed hospitals based on three main categories:

  • Hospital recommendations from medical experts: an international online survey that included more than 74,000 doctors, hospital managers and health care professionals
  • Patient experience: surveys measuring patient satisfaction
  • Medical key performance indicators: patient safety, hygiene measures, and quality of treatment

The World’s Best Hospitals 2021 recognizes the best medical institutions across 25 countries. This year there are 350 (334 General + 16 Specialized) hospitals awarded in the United States.

In addition to our locations being named on the World’s Best Hospitals list, Newsweek has also recently recognized Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital on its annual list of the best maternity hospitals in the U.S. This is the second time Fairview Hospital has been on the list and the first time for Hillcrest Hospital.

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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