September 20, 2021/News Releases

Cleveland Clinic and Korn Ferry Collaborate to Offer Healthcare Leadership Development Program for Physicians, Executives

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Tora Vinci | 216.339.4277

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Cleveland and Los Angeles: To better prepare for the rapidly changing pace and activity in the healthcare industry, Cleveland Clinic and Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) have collaborated on a program to educate and train tomorrow’s physician-leaders and healthcare executives.

The two organizations are working together to offer a new approach to healthcare leadership development programs. The focus will be on training and developing healthcare leaders who will challenge their organizations to think and act differently. The goal is to cultivate a strong, supportive organizational culture that increases performance, engagement and retention.

“This partnership combines healthcare expertise with leadership development experience to develop strategic healthcare leaders for the future,” said Greg Button, Korn Ferry President, Global Healthcare Services. “By combining our knowledge and experience, we will offer training and development to prepare healthcare leaders for the evolving demands of the industry.”

This collaborative program will provide coaching, training and consulting services to physician-leaders and other healthcare leaders in the United States and throughout the world. It will be delivered by seasoned leaders from Korn Ferry and Cleveland Clinic. The program will help participants develop a stronger sense of who they are and what they bring to the organization, helping to accelerate flexibility, innovation and a new approach to leadership in a world impacted by the pandemic.

After program completion, participants will be prepared to:

  • Break out of their comfort zones and interrupt default “auto-pilot” leadership responses
  • Develop a practice of empathy in order to connect with others
  • Communicate and listen, build trust, mentor and coach others
  • Examine professional relationships and grow a circle of influence
  • Establish strategies to support change and lead through times of crisis
  • Anticipate what lies ahead with an eye toward fostering growth

The program will run for three-to-four-months for each cohort. That schedule will allow for faster adoption and implementation of the learnings. Participants will receive Continuing Medical Education credits for participating in the program.

“Cleveland Clinic has a 100-year history of developing healthcare leaders,” said William Peacock, Cleveland Clinic’s Chief of Operations and executive sponsor of this new leadership development program. “We are excited for the opportunity to bring our experience to others here in the U.S. and abroad.”

Media Contacts:

Cleveland Clinic: Tora Vinci, 216.339.4277,

Korn Ferry: Tracy Kurschner, 612.309.3957,

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic – now in its centennial year – 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 70,800 employees worldwide are more than 4,660 salaried physicians and researchers, and 18,500 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,500-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 19 hospitals, more than 220 outpatient facilities, and locations in southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2020, there were 8.7 million total outpatient visits, 273,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 217,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at Follow us at News and resources available at

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About Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We work with our clients to design optimal organization structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people and advise them on how to reward and motivate their workforce while developing professionals as they navigate and advance their careers.

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