Cleveland Clinic: No. 5 in The DiversityInc Top10 Hospitals and Health Systems


Cleveland Clinic’s success is driven by the leadership of CEO and President Dr. Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove and Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion Le Joyce Naylor. Dr. Cosgrove co-chairs the hospital’s Executive Diversity Council and holds managers accountable for diversity progress.

Cleveland Clinic has two Physician Diversity Councilsthe Minority Physician Employee Resource Group and the Women’s Professional Staff Association (WPSA), which addresses the needs of female physicians and staff. The WPSA will focus this year on preparing women to be leaders in medicine and at Cleveland Clinicwomen currently represent 40 percent of the hospital’s board of governors, more than 34 percent of physicians, and 13 percent of department chairs.

The hospital also has a number of diversity pipeline programs, designed to engage talented Black, Latino, American Indian and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander high-school and college students interested in careers in the healthcare sector. These include the Young Business Leaders Summer Internship Program, for junior- and senior-high-school students interested in business careers in healthcare, and the Aspiring Physicians and Research Scientists Conference, which focuses on science and innovation for pre-med undergraduate students.


Dr. Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove

CEO and President

“Our diverse workforce is critical to our success to maximize quality of care and optimal clinical outcomes for our patients. As a healthcare leader and one of the state’s largest employers, we strive to create a great work environment for our employees and are committed to an organizational culture of inclusion.”

Le Joyce Naylor

Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion

“The cultural competency journey for all of our employees begins during their on-boarding experience and is interwoven into our workplace culture. By embracing the differences and similarities of our caregivers and engaging them to recognize and respect the diversity of our global enterprise, we know we improve the patient experience.”


U.S. Headquarters: Cleveland

U.S. Employees: 41,869


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