Case | HBS Case Collection | February 2009 (Revised December 2014)

Cleveland Clinic: Growth Strategy 2014

by Michael E. Porter and Elizabeth O. Teisberg


The Cleveland Clinic's health care services are internationally renowned for quality. In 2008, The Clinic is restructuring the organization into teams defined around patient needs, rather than traditional medical specialties. "Patients First!" takes shape as the teams measure and report outcomes, coordinate care, and develop to support improving value for patients. In addition to restructuring care delivery in the hospitals and throughout northeastern Ohio, The Clinic has investments, facilities, and staff in several other states in the U.S. as well as in Canada and Abu Dhabi. It is also considering initiatives in Austria, China, and India. Students can explore strategy transformation, geographic expansion, the process of introducing new measurement approaches, alignment of activities with strategic goals, and issues in leading change both within a company and across an economic sector.

Keywords: Health Care and Treatment; Leading Change; Goals and Objectives; Growth and Development Strategy; Measurement and Metrics; Service Delivery; Organizational Change and Adaptation; Outcome or Result; Health Industry; Cleveland;


Porter, Michael E., and Elizabeth O. Teisberg. "Cleveland Clinic: Growth Strategy 2014." Harvard Business School Case 709-473, February 2009. (Revised December 2014.)