Lee Health, Cleveland Clinic announce agreement to enhance healthcare in Southwest Florida

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Lee Health and Cleveland Clinic announced they will enter into an agreement to share best practices that will optimize patient-centered care for residents of Southwest Florida. Cleveland Clinic and Lee Health have established a strategic alliance to enhance and improve care in Southwest Florida. Collectively, the two organizations will explore opportunities … Read More

Cleveland Clinic and Amwell Welcome New Leadership to their Joint Venture

CLEVELAND and BOSTON – Cleveland Clinic and Amwell® (NYSE: AMWL) today announced the appointment of new leadership to their digital health company, a joint venture that delivers virtual care from Cleveland Clinic’s highly specialized team of clinical experts through Amwell’s technology platform. Egbert van Acht will assume the position of Executive Vice Chairman to the Board … Read More

Thousands of Top U.S. Hospitals Encourage Everyone to #MaskUp

100 of the nation’s top health care systems, representing thousands of hospitals in communities across the U.S., have come together with an urgent plea for all Americans – mask up, because wearing a facemask is our best chance at slowing the surging COVID-19 pandemic now. More than 11.5 million Americans have tested positive for the … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Led Trial Shows Drug Effective in 96% of Patients with Recurrent Pericarditis

Cleveland Clinic researchers leading a global clinical trial have found that rilonacept, an FDA approved drug for other inflammatory diseases, resolved acute pericarditis episodes and reduced risk of pericarditis recurrence. The study was published today in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions. Pericarditis is an inflammation … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Study Shows Ablation Procedure More Effective Than Medications for Initial Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that cryoballoon ablation as the initial treatment for atrial fibrillation is more effective than current standard-of-care management using medications. The study was published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of heart rhythm disorder. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates … Read More

Cleveland Clinic-Led Trial Finds High Doses of a Prescription Fish Oil Do Not Reduce Major Cardiac Events in High-Risk Patients

Findings from a new Cleveland Clinic study do not support the use of a high-dose omega-3 fatty acid formulation to reduce major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with high cardiovascular risk. Findings from the STRENGTH Trial: Cardiovascular Outcomes With Omega-3 Carboxylic Acids (Epanova) In Patients With High Vascular Risk And Atherogenic Dyslipidemia were reported today … Read More

Record Number of VeloSano Participants Raise More than $3 Million for Cancer Research at Cleveland Clinic

A record-high 2,900 participants raised more than $3 million for VeloSano in 2020, 100% of which will support lifesaving cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. Latin for “swift cure,” the year-round fundraising initiative has raised a cumulative total of more than $24 million since its inception in 2014. VeloSano has provided a shared purpose for cancer … Read More

Statement from Cleveland Clinic on Rising COVID-19 Cases in Ohio

Update on Non-Essential Surgeries – November 19, 2020: Beginning Monday, Nov. 23, we will resume scheduled nonessential inpatient surgeries not expecting an ICU stay at all of our Ohio hospitals. We will continue the temporary suspension of outpatient surgical care at the Marymount Ambulatory Surgery Center and will reevaluate in mid-December. These patients will be … Read More

Cleveland Clinic provided $1.16 billion in community benefit in 2019—the highest level of community benefit in its reporting history

Cleveland Clinic’s total community benefit increased 12% to $1.16 billion in 2019, representing the highest level of community benefit in its reporting history and includes all health system operations in Ohio, Nevada and Florida. Community benefit is a measure of a hospital’s investment in its community through education, research, financial assistance and Medicaid shortfall, subsidized … Read More

COVID-19 Risk Model Developed by Cleveland Clinic Now Available to Health Systems Around the World Through Epic

CLEVELAND, OH, and VERONA, WI – A COVID-19 risk prediction model designed by Cleveland Clinic researchers is now available to health systems around the world through Epic. Developed and tested using clinical data from more than 11,000 Cleveland Clinic patients, the model uses information from patients’ comprehensive health records combined with patient-entered information in Epic’s patient-facing … Read More