Lord Ashcroft is a Trustee of the Cleveland Clinic. As part of his role, he has given generously to the clinic, which has been a leading health care innovator for more than a century.
Cleveland Clinic was at the forefront of modern medicine when its founders opened it as a multi-specialty group practice in 1921. From a small outpatient clinic, it has grown to become the world’s first integrated international health system. With more than 65,000 caregivers worldwide, Cleveland Clinic has almost 6 million patient visits per year, at more than 200 locations.
During its first century, Cleveland Clinic has introduced many medical firsts, opened facilities around the world and is ranked among the top hospitals in the US. Its mission continues to be caring for life, researching for health, and educating those who serve.
Lord Ashcroft credits the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio with saving his life in 2015 when he was medevac’d there after falling seriously ill with sepsis. He spent 18 days in intensive care in the US after suffering liver and renal failure but, with the help of the hospital’s wonderful staff, pulled through.