When we welcomed our first patients on February 28, 1921, our mission was clear: “Better care of the sick, investigation into their problems and further education of those who serve.”

Drawing from military medicine, the doctors who founded Cleveland Clinic believed in diverse specialists working and thinking as a unit. This kind of cooperation, efficiency and shared vision has fostered excellence in patient care, research and education. These principles endure today at Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit group practice.


As a global organisation, we are committed to the United Nations Global Compact. This is a policy initiative for businesses committed to aligning their operations and strategies with universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

With more than 9,000 corporate participants and other stakeholders from more than 160 countries, it is the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative.

In 2008, Cleveland Clinic became the first healthcare provider in the U.S. – and the second in the world –to become a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact.

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