November 20, 2020 – Cleveland Clinic and Lee Health announced they have established a strategic alliance to enhance and improve care in Southwest Florida. The organizations say they will explore opportunities for service-line affiliations and strategic initiatives that can improve quality and efficiency of care through clinical and operational enhancements.
This strategic alliance establishes a framework for how the two health systems will work together as they assess opportunities to share best practices and enhance existing clinical or operational projects or establish new ones.
As the two organizations move forward, they will lay groundwork for potential further areas of collaboration in the future, Cleveland Clinic says.
Lee Health is one of the largest nonprofit public health systems in the U.S., operating four acute care and two specialty hospitals, including the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
Lee Health also provides an array of specialized programs and services vital to the community, such as comprehensive primary and specialty care physicians, outpatient services, home health and skilled nursing. The system provides several services unique to the region, including a trauma center, regional cancer center, regional perinatal intensive care center and neonatal ICU.