Cleveland: Newsweek has ranked Cleveland Clinic the No. 1 hospital for cardiology and the No. 2 hospital for endocrinology in the world, as part of its World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2021 analysis.
“We are honored to be recognized internationally as the hospital of choice for heart care,” said Lars Svensson, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. “This is a significant endorsement of our dedicated physicians, nurses, mid-level providers and support staff and the trust placed in us by our peers globally, as well as that of our patients and their families. We are humbly committed to advancing cardiovascular care through our continued dedication to research and innovation.”
In all, six Cleveland Clinic specialties were recognized the in top 21 worldwide rankings: Cardiology No. 1, Endocrinology No.2, Gastroenterology No. 5, Neurology No.7, Oncology No.17 and Orthopedics No. 21.
“Our recognition as a world leader in endocrinology is a reflection of our commitment to providing the highest quality healthcare for patients who have endocrine and metabolic disorders,” said Bartolome Burguera, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute. “Our multidisciplinary team works together to provide every patient the best care and experience. To optimize treatment of chronic conditions, as well as focus on disease prevention, we will continue to commit to research, education, and innovation.”
Cleveland Clinic marks its centenary in 2021, and has been expanding its reach outside of the U.S. for more than a decade. Cleveland Clinic first opened an outpatient center in Canada in 2006, then expanded further abroad to the United Arab Emirates in 2015. Here, in partnership with Mubadala Investment Company, it opened Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, with a state-of-the-art oncology center to open in the capital, Abu Dhabi, in 2022.
Cleveland Clinic London will open in early 2022, preceded by its first outpatient facility in autumn 2021.
According to Newsweek, its rankings are based on recommendations from more than 40,000 medical experts – doctors, hospitals managers and healthcare professionals – who were invited to participate in an online survey.
Newsweek’s ranking features the top 200 hospitals in both oncology and cardiology and the top 100 in endocrinology, neurology, gastroenterology and orthopedics. While global top hospitals are represented in multiple medical fields, leading specialized hospitals that are highly renowned in one or two specific medical fields or treatments also made it into the list in their specialization.
The Newsweek rankings follow those of U.S. News & World Report’s ‘2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings’ released in July this year, where Cleveland Clinic was ranked No. 1 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery for the 26th consecutive year, and the No. 2 hospital in the nation.
About Cleveland Clinic:
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located 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. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 67,554 employees worldwide are more than 4,520 salaried physicians and researchers, and 17,000 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,026-bed health system that includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 18 hospitals, more than 220 outpatient facilities, and locations in southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2019, there were 9.8 million total outpatient visits, 309,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 255,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries.