‘A Model of Where We Need to Go’

NY Times sees Cleveland Clinic as leader in new kind of care

healthcare working holding patient's hand
The lead editorial in the New York Times is the most prestigious space in American journalism. On Dec. 25, 2012, the New York Times’ lead editorial was entirely devoted to Cleveland Clinic and its unique model of medicine.
With the headline, “Approaching Illness as a Team,” the New York Times hailed Cleveland Clinic (“long considered a premier medical system”) for “innovation in improving the quality of care while holding down costs.” It praised Cleveland Clinic’s institutes model of medicine and gave examples of how Cleveland Clinic teamwork is improving outcomes, holding down costs and improving patient satisfaction.