About the Cleveland Clinic

The Future of Healthcare since 1921

The Future of Healthcare since 1921 Cleveland Clinic was at the forefront of modern medicine when its founders opened it as a multi-specialty group practice in 1921 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.

In its first century, Cleveland Clinic has introduced many medical firsts, opened facilities around the world and is proud to be ranked among the top hospitals in the country. Now, 100 years later, the vision of the founders remains Cleveland Clinic’s mission: caring for life, researching for health, and educating those who serve.

Among Cleveland Clinic’s 70,800 employees worldwide are more than 4,660 salaried physicians and researchers, as well as 18,500 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties.

Global & National Presence

Recognized as one of the best hospitals in the world, Cleveland Clinic cares for more than 2 million patients each year. Our integrated healthcare system includes hospitals, outpatient clinics and wellness centers across the globe with facilities in the United States (Ohio, Florida and Nevada), Canada (Toronto) and the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi). In 2022, our newest hospital, Cleveland Clinic London, will open.

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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.