Cleveland Clinic

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Location 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, United States
Care system Private
Hospital type Academic
Affiliated university Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Beds 1440
Founded 1921
Lists Hospitals in the United States

Cleveland Clinic, officially titled as The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF), is an Ohio nonprofit corporation established in 1921.[1] CCF operates a multispecialty academic medical center in Cleveland, Ohio and affiliated facilities in Ohio, Florida, Nevada, Canada and Abu Dhabi.


The Cleveland Clinic was founded in February 1921 by four physicians.[2]

The Cleveland Clinic fire of 1929 killed 123 people, including one of the founders, Dr. Phillips, and caused significant damage to the original building.[2][3] The fire started in nitrocellulose x-ray film held in the basement of the hospital.[3] The disaster prompted medical facilities to establish standards for the storage of nitrocellulose film and other hazardous materials.[2]

From 1989 to 2004, the Cleveland Clinic nearly doubled both the capacity of its buildings and the number of visits, adding the Lerner Research Institute (1998), Cole Eye Institute (1999), and Taussig Cancer Center (2000), the Surgery Center, and two on-campus hotels.[2] By 2005, CCF was the second-largest private medical group practice in the US, with 1,400 physicians in 120 medical specialties and sub-specialties, serving more than a million patient visits a year.[2]


The Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute had an annual research expenditure of approximately $250 million in 2008. The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University opened in 2004. Cleveland Clinic’s graduate medical education program is one of the largest in the country.[2]


Cleveland Clinic is nationally recognized, particularly in technological and management systems[4] and in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.[2][5][6]

Between 2010 and 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) undertook an extensive series of ongoing separate investigations of CCF with at least a dozen inspections and follow-up visits triggered by patient complaints.[7][8] An analysis of Medicare inspection data between 2011 and 2014 found that CCF was one of at least 230 institutions where validated serious incidents—dubbed “immediate jeopardy” complaints— led CMS to threaten loss of ability to serve Medicare patients unless the problems were fixed immediately.[7] Due to the serious safety violations, CCF was on payment termination track for a period of 19 months, placing at stake $1B in annual Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement.[7] The citations were reported and analyzed in detail by Modern Healthcare, which also posted some of the supporting documents.[7][8]


Cleveland Clinic's main campus consists of 41 buildings on about 140 acres (57 ha) near University Circle, in Fairfax, Cleveland. CCF operates 14 family health and ambulatory surgery centers in surrounding communities, a multispecialty hospital and family health center in Weston, Florida, an outpatient clinic in Toronto, Ontario.[9]

The Cleveland Clinic operates ten northeast Ohio hospitals and has affiliates in Florida, Nevada, Canada and Abu Dhabi:


According to data analyzed by American Hospital Directory, annual gross total patient revenues of $9.14 billion were the second largest in the US in 2011.[11]

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  1. ^ Mission Vision and Values Cleveland Clinic. [1]. Accessed 05/17/2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Encyclopedia of Cleveland History: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  3. ^ a b Clough JD. To Act as a Unit : The Story of the Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland Clinic Press; 4th edition. April 1, 2005. ISBN 9781596240001
  4. ^ Adler J. The Hospital That Could Cure Health Care. Newsweek. 2009. [2]
  5. ^ Cleveland Clinic tops U.S. News list for heart care 20 years running. Cleveland Plain Dealer. July 15, 2014. [3]
  6. ^ Best Hospitals 2014–15. U.S. News & World Report. [4]
  7. ^ a b c d Carlson J. Cleveland Clinic cases highlight flaws in safety oversight. Modern Healthcare. June 7, 2014. [5]
  8. ^ a b Carlson J. Selected Cleveland Clinic hospital inspection reports. Modern Healthcare. June 7, 2014. [6]
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  10. ^ Bell J. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi opens its doors for first patients. The National, UAE. March 17, 2015. [7]
  11. ^ Oh J. 100 Top Grossing Hospitals in America Becker's Hospital Review. Aug 29,2011 [8]

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