To Act as a Unit - The Story of Cleveland Clinic
Episode 1: 1880-1890
Cleveland Clinic is a rare institution. It’s not so much a place as an idea. The idea of teamwork ... the idea of collaboration for patient care … teamwork that extends to research and education … salaried physicians and group practice.
This is a model of medicine that the world has looked to for inspiration in recent years. It’s a model that has stood the test of time — and been tried by fire.
This idea was the product of Drs. George Crile, Frank Bunts and William Lower — three remarkable physicians. The story of Cleveland Clinic begins in the aftermath of the American Civil War, when Cleveland Clinic’s founders were born.