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Cleveland Clinic Florida Designated a Statutory Teaching Hospital by AHCA

Posted by: Arlene Allen-Mitchell on Monday, January 22, 2018

Cleveland Clinic Florida is pleased to announce that it has been designated a Statutory Teaching Hospital by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

The Statutory Teaching Hospital designation is granted to all hospitals with at least 100 or more full-time resident physicians in seven or more graduate medical education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the council on Postdoctoral Training of the American Osteopathic Association.

We are proud of achieving this designation which speaks to the breadth, depth and quality of our graduate medical education programs,” said Eric Weiss, MD, Chief Academic Officer and Board Certified Colorectal Surgeon. “Cleveland Clinic Florida is at the forefront of training the next generation of physicians and is committed to improving the quality of healthcare for patients in South Florida, the US and worldwide.

Cleveland Clinic Florida currently has 114 residents and fellows in 11 ACGME accredited programs. ACGME programs include cardiology, colorectal surgery, gastroenterology, geriatrics, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, plastic surgery, pulmonary disease, general surgery and anesthesiology.

Statutory Teaching hospitals benefit patients as the academic environment encourages physicians to seek innovative solutions to patients’ medical problems. Attending physicians must stay on top of the latest medical developments in order to teach medical students, residents, student nurses and allied health professionals. Studies show that patients treated at academic medical centers have better outcomes.

About Cleveland Clinic Florida

Cleveland Clinic Florida, located in Weston, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Parkland, is a nonprofit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic Florida has 255 physicians with expertise in 55 specialties. The medical campus is fully integrated and includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department located in the state-of-the-art hospital. Cleveland Clinic Florida ranked #2 among the best hospitals in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area and eighth in Florida in US News & World Report’s 2017-2018 ranking of Best Hospitals metro area rankings. Cleveland Clinic Florida is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are experts in the treatment of complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose. For more information about Cleveland Clinic Florida, visit Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.