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Cleveland Clinic, CHS form partnership

The Plain Dealer, March 12, 2013
CLEVELAND, Ohio-- The Cleveland Clinic and Community Health Systems, a Nashville-based organization that operates more than 130 hospitals nationwide, today announced a partnership designed to allow the two institutions to share clinical and operations expertise to improve care and efficiency. The collaboration, in the works for about six months, is the Clinic's first partnership with a for-profit healthcare system of this size. "This gives us a national footprint," Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove said in a phone interview Monday afternoon. Cosgrove said that Community Health Systems (CHS) approached the Clinic about the partnership, interested in getting help from the Clinic on quality improvement and standardization of care.