Council Briefing with Dr. Toby Cosgrove, President and CEO, Cleveland Clinic

February 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
February 28, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
Loews Vanderbilt 2100 West End Ave. Nashville, Tennessee 37203

*Pre-registration for this event is now closed. On-site registration will be available.*

The Council Presents a Conversation with
Dr. Toby Cosgrove
President and Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Clinic

Facilitated by U.S. Senator William H. Frist, M.D.
Welcome Remarks by Wayne T. Smith,
Chairman and CEO, Community Health Systems

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Registration and Networking

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Luncheon and Program

This is a member-only event. Registration closes on February 26.

As chief executive officer, Delos M. (Toby) Cosgrove presides over a $6 billion health care system comprised of the Cleveland Clinic, eight community hospitals, 18 family health and ambulatory surgery centers, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Toronto, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. His leadership has emphasized patient care and patient experience, including the re-organization of clinical services into patient-centered, organ and disease-based institutes. He has launched major wellness initiatives for patients, employees and communities.

Under Cosgrove’s leadership, Cleveland Clinic has consistently been named among America’s top four hospitals (U.S. News & World Report) and is one of only two hospitals named among America’s 99 Most Ethical Companies (Ethisphere Institute).

Cosgrove joined Cleveland Clinic in 1975 and was named chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery in 1989. Under his leadership, Cleveland Clinic’s heart program was ranked No. 1 in America for 10 years in a row (U.S. News & World Report).

He was previously a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force and served in Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam, as the chief of U.S. Air Force Casualty Staging Flight. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Republic of Vietnam Commendation Medal.

In 2014, Cosgrove authored The Cleveland Clinic Way: Lessons in Excellence from One of the World’s Leading Health Care Organizations, which takes an in-depth look at today’s health care system.  Cosgrove is a sought-after speaker and is regularly quoted and featured in national magazines and newspapers, including a cover story in Time, and major articles in Newsweek, The New York Times and The Washington Post. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, The Charlie Rose Show on PBS and other national media outlets.

Cosgrove received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville and completed clinical training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital and Brook General Hospital in London. His undergraduate work was at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.


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