Cleveland Clinic Named Among Top Employers on Forbes 2023 ‘America’s Best Employers for Diversity’

Annual list ranks 500 U.S. corporations in all industries

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Cleveland Clinic is named among top employers on the Forbes 2023 America’s Best Employers for Diversity list.

Cleveland Clinic ranked 73 of 500 U.S. corporations across all industries and third among 50 in the healthcare and social sector.

“At Cleveland Clinic, our culture is to embrace and integrate diversity and inclusion in all that we do,” said Kelly Hancock, DNP, Chief Caregiver Officer of Cleveland Clinic, and the holder of the Rich Family Chief Caregiver Chair. “We are honored to be recognized as one of America’s best employers for diversity. It is a direct reflection of our commitment to cultivate a workplace that embraces diversity, inclusion and equity to better serve our patients.”

Forbes partnered with Statista, a market research firm, to survey more than 45,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. Participants were asked to openly and anonymously share their opinions and rate their organizations on age, gender, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ+ equality, general diversity and other criteria.

These responses were reviewed for potential diversity gaps. Statista then asked respondents belonging to underrepresented groups to nominate organizations other than their own. The final list ranks the 500 employers that not only received the most recommendations, but also have the most diverse boards and executive ranks, and the most proactive diversity and inclusion initiatives.

“This ranking is an affirmation of Cleveland Clinic’s commitment to having an inclusion-driven culture that intentionally creates a compassionate environment of belonging where all are valued and respected,” says Jacqui Robertson, Chief of Diversity and Inclusion at Cleveland Clinic.

“We have been focused on this work, and we will continue to do so. We want our patients, caregivers and the community to feel seen, heard and respected.”

According to Forbes, last year’s list saw companies in banking and financial services rise in the rankings compared to previous years. Forbes said that trend continued this year. Other industries that performed well in the 2023 ranking include education, healthcare and social sectors and insurance, according to Forbes.

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 77,000 employees worldwide are more than 5,658 salaried physicians and researchers, and 19,000 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,699-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 23 hospitals, more than 275 outpatient facilities, including locations in northeast Ohio; southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2022, there were 12.8 million outpatient encounters, 303,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 270,000 surgeries and procedures 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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