Cleveland Clinic Appoints Executive Chief Nursing Officer

Press release from Cleveland Clinic:

Oct. 22, 2020

Cleveland Clinic has named Meredith Foxx[1], MSN, MBA, APRN, Executive Chief Nursing Officer (ECNO) of its Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence[2], effective immediately. Foxx has served as interim ECNO since June 2020 when Kelly Hancock, DNP, RN, NE-BC, FAAN, was appointed Chief Caregiver Officer after leading the institute for more than 10 years.

In this role, Foxx will oversee the practice and education of more than 28,000 nurse caregivers, including advanced practice registered nurses, nurse leaders, registered nurses and nursing support staff who comprise Cleveland Clinic’s Zielony Nursing Institute.

“Meredith is an accomplished and well-respected leader within our organization,” said Hancock. “She is dedicated to nursing excellence and will continue to build on our reputation as one of the top nursing organizations in the country.”

Foxx joined Cleveland Clinic as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in 2004. In her most recent role, she served as Associate Chief Nursing Officer of Advanced Practice Nursing and Nursing Quality & Practice. Additionally, she has led nursing quality and practice integration into Cleveland Clinic’s newly-acquired hospitals.

“I am proud and honored to be given the opportunity to lead Cleveland Clinic’s talented Nursing Institute,” says Foxx. “Our nursing caregivers are at the center of every care team. I’m excited to work with this team in an environment that allows them to grow, learn and practice to the best of their ability.”

Foxx is a member of several prominent national nursing and leadership organizations, including the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses, the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses and is the past secretary of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses. She holds a dual certification as a clinical nurse specialist and as a nurse practitioner in pediatrics.

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