Cleveland Clinic was established in 1921 by Drs. George Crile, Frank Bunts, William Lower, and John Phillips, who set out to develop an integrated group practice in which diverse specialists would be able to think and act as one unit. Since 1921, Cleveland Clinic’s physicians and researchers have made innovative advances that have changed the course of medicine. From pioneering famous cardiac firsts to transforming the treatment of kidney disease and developing new surgical techniques for neurological disorders, our medical discoveries have saved countless lives. Today, Cleveland Clinic continues to be one of only a handful of centers in the world with the physician talent and state-of-the-art research facilities needed to make cutting-edge medical discoveries. At the same time, we excel at providing compassionate, patient-centered care for all those who pass through our doors. For these reasons and more, we are proud to be ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” survey.