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Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Founded in 1921, the clinic handles 5.1 million patient visits per year, and employs 3,000+ physicians and scientists. It is consistently ranked as one of the leading healthcare providers in the nation. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranks Cleveland Clinic as one of America’s Top Five Hospitals.
Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health: Healthy Brain Initiative
Nearly two decades ago, Larry Ruvo, the vice president and general manager of Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada and well known philanthropist, set out to create a medical facility to honor his father, Lou, who suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease. Part of the Cleveland Clinic, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health opened on May 21, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada as a national resource for the most current research and scientific treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis.
“We are at the crossroads of transitioning from volume-based to value-based healthcare.” says William Morris, hospitalist and associate chief information officer at the Cleveland Clinic. “The Healthy Brain Initiative is just one way we’re adding value by helping people learn more about what it takes to avoid or minimize the risks of developing debilitating brain diseases.”