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 clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.

Mission and Vision


Caring for life, researching for health, educating those who serve.


Our vision for Cleveland Clinic is to be the best place for care anywhere and the best place to work in healthcare.

Care Priorities


Care for the patient as if they are your own family.

Cleveland Clinic is here for one reason: to take care of patients. We are known for exceptional care delivered by multidisciplinary teams. We challenge ourselves to get better each year. Our goals are to touch more lives, relieve suffering and provide every patient the best care and experience.


Treat fellow caregivers as if they were your own family.

There are nearly 60,000 Cleveland Clinic caregivers around the world. We are the largest employer in Northeast Ohio and the second largest in the state. We promote teamwork, inclusion and integrity. We strive to make Cleveland Clinic the best place to work and grow.


We are committed to the communities we serve.

Cleveland Clinic’s community benefit goes beyond healthcare services. As an anchor institution, we promote the physical and economic health of our neighborhoods. We are building a future for health education and workforce development that will enhance the region for generations.


Treat the organization as your home.

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit organization. All revenues beyond expenses are reinvested in our mission. We care for the organization as if it were our home, by securing its financial health, using resources mindfully and bringing our services to as many people as need our care.


Quality & Safety

We ensure the highest standards and excellent outcomes through effective interactions, decision-making, and actions.


We imagine what another person is going through, work to alleviate suffering, and create joy whenever possible.


We intentionally create an environment of compassionate belonging where all are valued and respected.


We adhere to high moral principles and professional standards by a commitment to honesty, confidentiality, trust, respect, and transparency.


We work together to ensure the best possible care, safety, and well-being of our patients and fellow caregivers.


We drive small and large changes to transform healthcare everywhere.

Commitment to Principles

Cleveland Clinic is committed to principles as presented in the United Nations Global Compact, a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. With than 10,000 corporate participants and other stakeholders from more than 130 countries, it is the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative. In 2008, Cleveland Clinic became the first healthcare provider in the United States to become a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the second in the world.

A Culture of Innovation

Cleveland Clinic’s founders prized discovery and creative solutions as a means of improving healthcare. That philosophy led to the pioneering of open-heart surgery, the invention of coronary angiography, and the first coronary bypass surgery.

Recent medical breakthroughs include:

    • Nation’s first transcatheter valve replacement and repair (2011)
    • First nearly-full face transplant (2009)
    • First kidney surgery performed through the navel (2007)
    • First successful larynx transplant (1998)

At Cleveland Clinic, ideas and inventions often result in new products and job-creating companies. Cleveland Clinic

Innovations, the commercialization arm of the health system, is one of the most successful tech transfer offices in healthcare.

Since its launch in 2000, CCI has secured more than 650 patents and spun off 76 companies, including Explorys, Intelect Medical, Cleveland Heartlab and Juventas Therapeutics.