Cleveland Clinic Creates New Middle Eastern Focused Hospital Web Site

Updated Site Offers Cleveland Clinic Resources and Arabic Translation

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Cleveland Clinic announced the launch of a unique international web site that provides Middle Eastern visitors with streamlined access to health information.

For many years, Cleveland Clinic has had the privilege to treat and care for patients from all of the Middle East countries

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 28, 2010

Cleveland Clinic today announced the launch of a unique international web site, focused on providing Middle Eastern visitors with streamlined access to information on diseases, conditions and treatment options. The site, clevelandclinic.org/MiddleEast, features an interchangeable Arabic/English option, enabling visitors to learn more about Cleveland Clinic's world-class care in their native language.

The new website utilizes Cleveland Clinic's existing internet platform with a focus on providing health information on diseases and conditions that are prevalent in the Middle East region. The site also provides contact information, resources to make travel arrangements easier and an overview of services available through Cleveland Clinic's Global Patient Services office for international patients.

For patients and families, there are translated resources to help with making an appointment and coordinating a visit through Cleveland Clinic's Global Patient Services. There are also condition-specific guides to better understand diagnosis and treatment including cardiovascular disease, women's health and epilepsy.

"For many years, Cleveland Clinic has had the privilege to treat and care for patients from all of the Middle East countries," said Bill Ruschhaupt, M.D., Chairman of Cleveland Clinic's Global Patient Services. "This website is just one way in which we are continuing to provide all of our patients, and prospective patients, the best experience possible."

The website has an expanded physician's directory, which provides comprehensive profile information about 1,800 doctors, including bios, languages spoken, awards/honors, diseases/conditions treated and more. Patients can select the best practitioner to meet their individual needs.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a not-for-profit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation's best hospitals in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey. About 2,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 7,600 nurses at Cleveland Clinic represent more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties. In addition to its main campus, Cleveland Clinic operates nine regional hospitals in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas and Cleveland Clinic Canada. In 2008, there were more than 4.2 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 165,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 80 countries. Visit Cleveland Clinic at clevelandclinic.org.

The information contained in this communication was developed by Cleveland Clinic's Marketing Department.

For more information on Cleveland Clinic's international website, please contact:

Corporate Communications
9500 Euclid Ave. / JJN4-01
Cleveland, OH 44195
Phone: 216.444.0141
Fax: 216.445.3040
clevelandclinic.org/media_relations

Attn: Brian Kolonick
kolonib (at) ccf (dot) org
216.444.0898

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