Cleveland Clinic Receives $8 Million Gift from Jones Day and the Jones Day Foundation to Support New Community Initiatives 

Cleveland Clinic will receive gifts totaling $8 million from Jones Day and the Jones Day Foundation to help it further support a healthier community. These gifts will establish two new initiatives – a community health worker program to connect local residents with community-based services and a legal-medical partnership with The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Expands Cancer Genomic Testing Capabilities

In order to better understand a patient’s cancer and identify potential therapeutic targets, Cleveland Clinic now offers an advanced genomic testing platform as standard of care to patients with cancer.   This expanded capability to test tumor samples involves whole exome sequencing, which examines all the portions of DNA in the genes that are responsible for … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Names New Chief Supply Chain and Patient Support Services Officer 

Cleveland Clinic has named Steve Downey as the health system’s Chief Supply Chain and Patient Support Services Officer.  In his new role, Downey will be responsible for planning, leading and directing all strategic and operational aspects of Cleveland Clinic’s global supply chain and support services. He will also provide strategic vision and oversight for creating … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Comprehensive Heart Attack Protocol Improves Survival and Reduces Disparities for All Patients, Regardless of Socioeconomic Factors

A new study has shown that a Cleveland Clinic-developed protocol significantly improved the chances of in-hospital survival among patients who experience the most severe type of heart attack (STEMI), and reduced door-to-balloon time, a key factor in the treatment of STEMI, for all patients, regardless of socioeconomic factors. The protocol, designed to reduce variability in … Read More

Cleveland Clinic-Led Study Finds That Surgery in Patients with Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Markedly Improved Overall Quality of Life

Findings from a new Cleveland Clinic-led study show that patients with symptomatic obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (oHCM) – a condition in which the heart muscle thickens and impedes the heart’s ability to pump blood – have a significantly improved overall quality of life after undergoing a type of open-heart surgery called septal myectomy.   Findings from … Read More

In Patients with Fatty Liver, Bariatric Surgery Decreases Risk of Progression of Liver Disease, Serious Heart Complications

A Cleveland Clinic study shows that patients with obesity and advanced fatty liver disease who had bariatric weight loss surgery significantly lowered their future risk of liver disease complications and serious cardiovascular disease compared with patients who did not have surgery. More specifically, at the end of the study period, bariatric surgery was associated with … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Study Suggests Sleep Disorders Linked with More Severe Outcomes from COVID-19

A new Cleveland Clinic study found that people with certain sleep disorders have more severe outcomes from COVID-19, including a 31 percent higher rate of hospitalization and mortality. The research team, led by Reena Mehra, M.D., analyzed retrospective data from 5,400 Cleveland Clinic patients. The findings, published in JAMA Network Open, showed that while patients … Read More

Ohio Gov. DeWine, Anchor Institutions Provide Update on Cleveland Innovation District

Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted joined Cleveland Innovation District anchor institutions at the Health Education Campus in Cleveland today to update the Innovation District’s progress since plans were announced in January of 2021. The partnership between JobsOhio, the Ohio Department of Development, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, The MetroHealth System, Case Western Reserve … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Study Links Gut Microbiome and Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Cleveland Clinic researchers have shown for the first time that diet-associated molecules in the gut are associated with aggressive prostate cancer, suggesting dietary interventions may help reduce risk. Findings from the study were published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. While more research will be necessary, the study’s lead author Nima Sharifi, M.D., says findings … Read More