Cleveland Clinic Chief Executive Dr. William Bartels said that he has “a lot of confidence” that the company is “doing everything possible” to help its employees get the best deal for their work.
The Cleveland Clinic, which was founded in 1960, is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of outpatient health care.
The company has an annual revenue of more than $500 billion and employs more than 5.4 million people.
“I don’t think anyone can say that the cost of the hospital is going to be $10 billion,” Bartels told CNN’s Jake Tapper in an interview airing on Sunday.
Bartels has made several trips to Cleveland and the Cleveland Clinic’s headquarters, where he visited the facility in March and June, where it was announced that Cleveland Clinic would acquire the pharmacy business of Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy.
During his time at the Cleveland clinic, Bartels has worked to help improve its operations, including in the case of the death of a patient who was waiting for a blood test, which led to an unprecedented investigation into the Cleveland clinics performance.
He also worked to improve patient care.
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