Hospital system just 1 of 7 healthcare providers recognized worldwide

March 22, 2023 – Cleveland Clinic has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the 13th time.

The 2023 list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies includes135 organizations representing 19 countries and 46 industries. Cleveland Clinic is one of just seven healthcare providers worldwide on the 2023 list.

“Cleveland Clinic’s culture encourages all caregivers to do what’s right, to speak up when issues arise, to value inclusion and diversity, to treat to patients and fellow caregivers as family and, of course, to provide the best healthcare anywhere,” said Donald A. Sinko, Cleveland Clinic’s Chief Integrity Officer.

In addition, he said, “Cleveland Clinic’s Integrity Office is independent of management and reports directly to the Board of Directors, a structure that is nationally recognized as a best practice and a reason why our compliance program is so highly rated by Ethisphere.”

This is the 17th annual recognition of companies that have demonstrated a commitment to ethical business practices through programs that positively impact employees, communities, and broader stakeholders, and contribute to sustainable and profitable long-term business performance.

Ethisphere’s assessment process includes more than 200 data points on culture; environmental and social practices; ethics and compliance activities; governance; and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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 77,000 employees worldwide are more than 5,658 salaried physicians and researchers, and 19,000 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,665-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 22 hospitals, more than 275 outpatient facilities, including locations in northeast Ohio; southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2022, there were 12.8 million outpatient encounters, 303,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 270,000 surgeries and procedures throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at Follow us at News and resources available at