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Cleveland Clinic: No. 3 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Hospital Systems

Hospital Information

U.S. Headquarters: Cleveland
U.S. Employees: 42,465
Last Year’s Top 5 Hospital Systems Ranking: No. 3

Why It’s on the List

Cleveland Clinic, under the direction of CEO and President Dr. Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove and Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion Le Joyce Naylor, considers its Office of Diversity & Inclusion key to its goal to help make “Patients First.”

The hospital’s 10 resource groups work to raise awareness of the healthcare needs of patients by providing community outreach and health information directly to communities; educating and training employees to increase cultural competency; and improving employee engagement, which in turn leads to better care and experience for patients. The hospital also has a Women’s Professional Staff Association that works to recruit, retain and develop the careers of professional women.

The hospital has diversity councils for each of its facilities. The councils work to integrate diversity goals with the hospital’s cornerstone values of quality, teamwork, service and innovation for the successful delivery of world-class service.

Cleveland Clinic is working to reduce health disparities through its Minority Men’s Health Center, which directs care, education and outreach primarily to Black men suffering from prostate cancer and kidney disease. The center runs a Minority Men’s Health Fair, held annually for the past 11 years, which provides more than 5,000 health screenings to men in the region.

Diversity Leadership
Dr. Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove
CEO and President


“We believe that healthcare is all about patients and caregivers. As a global leader in healthcare, we accept this responsibility in delivering patient care and in creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. For us, it’s that culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement and that leads to a great patient experience.”

Le Joyce Naylor
Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion


“At Cleveland Clinic, diversity is embedded in the thought process of our strategic planning. We know inclusion must be intentional as we build a culturally competent workforce. We take determined and innovative steps to weave recognition, respect and the understanding of our similarities and differences into our talent, community and economic development initiatives.”