Welcome Letter

Welcome Letter

Cleveland Clinic has been at the forefront of advanced care delivery since its founding in 1921 as a multi-specialty group practice. From a small outpatient clinic, the enterprise has become the world’s first integrated international health system – growth made a reality through innovation. With nearly 70,000 caregivers worldwide, Cleveland Clinic has almost six million patient visits per year at more than 200 locations.

For the last 100 years, Cleveland Clinic has fostered a culture that welcomes change and encourages invention, helping our caregivers deliver the most advanced and effective care possible to our patients. Innovation at Cleveland Clinic fosters this core value daily by helping to promote and develop our caregiver’s ideas. We have proudly continued this tradition, even amidst the challenges of a global pandemic.

Our caregivers kept healthcare moving forward for our patients and communities, both locally and globally. Whether through project proposals, invention disclosures or donations of time and effort, they found solutions for problems time and time again. We are exceedingly proud of this innovative spirit.

Within this Annual Report, find stories of these caregivers, whose work to find transformative solutions has offered once unimagined benefits for our patients, enterprise and healthcare ecosystem. It is this commitment to innovation that will allow us to continue delivering care for the next century and beyond – through steady and turbulent times alike.


Will Morris, MD
Executive Medical Director
Cleveland Clinic Innovations
Akhil Saklecha, MD
Managing Director
Cleveland Clinic Ventures

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