Cleveland Clinic

In August 2009, Epworth signed a world-first affiliation agreement with the renowned US teaching hospital, Cleveland Clinic.


This affiliation provides Epworth with an opportunity to expose Australian Registrars and Fellows to international training experiences for the benefit of patients and research.


Under this affiliation an extensive fellowship program has been developed in the areas of:

  • Clinical practice
  • Research (particularly clinical trials)
  • Benchmarking performance on various aspects of operations
  • Enhanced education programs—including visiting lectureships—from key clinical leaders

About Cleveland Clinic

Located in Ohio USA, Cleveland Clinic is a notforprofit, multi-specialty academic medical centre that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic has led many major medical breakthroughs and their physicians and researchers continue to make life-changing discoveries in many areas, including cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease and stroke. It has a long history of training physicians from across the globe and supporting their return home to practice.

Northwell Health

In 2016, Epworth was proud to form a strategic alliance with Northwell Health in New York, an innovative, cutting-edge healthcare provider. Formerly known as North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, Northwell Health is a national health care leader, committed to excellence, compassion and improving the health of the community. With 61,000 employees Northwell are the 14th largest healthcare system in the United States and their services span across 21 university and community hospitals.


The strategic alliance covers a broad range of mutual goals in areas such as staff education, quality and safety, sharing best practice opportunities, commercialisation of health innovation, organisational development and translational research.


The alliance provides opportunities to enhance medical education, including physician leadership development, innovations in residency training, joint internship programs and interdisciplinary training. The two organisations share best practices in emergency management and disaster preparedness; develop infection control protocols; and explore opportunities to partner for translational research, related to patient outcomes and experiences.


Epworth staff also benefit from the opportunity to travel to Northwell to learn from some of the leading healthcare professionals in the US, as part of a scholarship program. The first study tour group from Epworth visited Northwell on March 2017. The alliance between Epworth and Northwell also creates pathways for the sharing of information on the complete employee lifecycle; enabling further growth in staff engagement, workplace culture, performance management and safety initiatives​


Australian Private Hospitals Association

Epworth has been a member of the Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) for more than a decade. APHA is the peak industry body for private hospitals and day surgeries in Australia. APHA works to ensure that Australians are empowered with personal choice and rapid access to affordable hospital care of the highest quality. APHA champions the cause of private hospitals in delivering the best in hospital care to patients and member hospitals have a strong commitment to quality services, ethical conduct and professional health care standards. 


Australian Council on Healthcare Standards

The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to improving the quality of health care in Australia through continual review of performance, assessment and accreditation.


Epworth underwent an organisation-wide accreditation survey in October 2008 through ACHS. We received an ‘Outstanding Achievement’ for our commitment to research and the many projects supporting better patient outcomes. In August 2010, Epworth was reassessed by ACHS at its periodic review and had three of its criteria upgraded to reflect ‘Excellence Achievement’.


ACHS accreditation recognises Epworth’s ability to demonstrate ‘significant achievements and improvements in relation to contemporary health care standards’.


Universities and TAFEs

Epworth is expanding its role in the education of health professionals with over 1,000 students placed from 14 universities and colleges. Epworth’s vision is to further advance our teaching hospital model with the establishment of a clinical school in 2013. Our partnerships with a number of Victorian universities and TAFEs alongside funding through a number of government grants will further increase our capacity to train medical, nursing and allied health students.