Four Health Systems Collaborate to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Working collaboratively, four of Cleveland’s health systems presented “2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration – Building Community Together,” a prerecorded program that was broadcast on Friday, Jan. 14. Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, who was recently sworn in as the city’s 58th mayor, was the featured speaker in the 40-minute program. WKYC lead anchor … Read More

Cleveland Clinic and City of Cleveland Announce Donation to Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition

Today, Mayor Justin Bibb, Council President Blaine A. Griffin, Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., and August Napoli, United Way of Greater Cleveland’s President and CEO and Lead Safe Coalition steering committee member made a major funding announcement toward ensuring Cleveland homes are lead safe. The Cleveland Clinic is providing $50 million over … Read More

Substantial Weight Loss Can Reduce Risk of Severe COVID-19 Complications

A Cleveland Clinic study shows that among patients with obesity, prior weight loss achieved with bariatric surgery was associated with a 60% lower risk of developing severe complications from COVID-19 infection. The research was published in the journal JAMA Surgery. Numerous studies have established obesity as a major risk factor for developing serious illness from … Read More

Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals Provide Update On COVID-19 Surge in Northeast Ohio

Medical experts and leaders from Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals provide an update on the current COVID-19 surge, patient capacity levels at hospitals, omicron variant, vaccines, unvaccinated patients and testing. Dr. Daniel Simon, President, Academic & External Affairs and Chief Scientific Officer, University Hospitals Dr. Raed Dweik, Chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Respiratory Institute Dr. Claudia … Read More

New Registration Process for Walker Cleveland Community COVID-19 Testing Site

Updated Wednesday, December 22 at 4:45 p.m.Due to the overwhelming demand for testing, updates have been implemented at the Walker Cleveland Community COVID-19 Testing Site in order to better serve our community.    Individuals will now need to register for a scheduled appointment time at Once an appointment time is confirmed, individuals will be prompted to register with Mako labs.   Everyone … Read More

Community Partners Break Ground on $52.8 Million Grocery Market and Apartment Complex in Cleveland Innovation District

  The City of Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic, Meijer, Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation and Fairmount Properties broke ground today on a new grocery market and apartment complex in the Fairfax neighborhood of Cleveland. Positioned to help revitalize and transform the neighborhood, the project will significantly contribute to creating a healthier community by addressing food insecurity, supporting … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Researchers Receive $2.5M Grant to Evaluate Ways to Reduce Use of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics in Adults with Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Cleveland Clinic has received a $2.5 million grant from the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to conduct a multicenter clinical trial to evaluate ways to reduce the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics in adult patients with community-acquired pneumonia. The five-year grant, led by Michael Rothberg, M.D., vice chair of Cleveland Clinic Community Care, and … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Provided $1.31 Billion in 2020 Community Benefit 

Cleveland Clinic released its latest community benefit report indicating the health system contributed $1.31 billion in benefit for its operations in Ohio, Nevada and Florida. This marks an increase from $1.18 billion in 2019. Cleveland Clinic’s community benefit is a measure of its investment to the community through education, research, financial assistance and Medicaid shortfall, … Read More

Statements from Cleveland Clinic on Non-Urgent Surgeries

Update on Non-Urgent Outpatient and Inpatient Surgeries–Jan. 12, 2022 We continue to experience rising COVID-19 cases, high inpatient capacity and staffing challenges. For these reasons, we are extending the postponement of scheduled nonessential surgeries requiring a hospital bed, as well as all nonessential outpatient/ambulatory surgeries, at our Ohio hospitals through Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. At … Read More