(Correction: Cleveland Clinic London is expected to open in late 2020. An earlier version of this news release offered the wrong time frame.)
Cleveland Clinic Chief of Staff and Chief of Clinical Operations Brian Donley, M.D., has been appointed CEO of Cleveland Clinic London, effective immediately.
Dr. Donley will continue to serve as Chief of Staff and Chief of Clinical Operations until his successor is named, commuting between Cleveland and London until the fall to assist with the transition.
“It has been a great privilege to lead Cleveland Clinic’s remarkable medical staff and clinical operations team for the past three years,” Dr. Donley said. “I’m confident in our collective ability to introduce our unique model of care into the London healthcare landscape. Our mission, vision and values translate well to all areas of the globe.”
Since joining Cleveland Clinic as an orthopedic surgeon in 1996, Dr. Donley has held numerous leadership positions within the health system, including president of regional hospitals and family health centers. He also is a professor of surgery in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
As CEO of Cleveland Clinic London, Dr. Donley will direct strategy and operations, guide recruitment and lead the opening of the new 200-bed private healthcare facility near Buckingham Palace.
“Brian’s leadership experience and his success as an educator and innovator make him exceptionally qualified to take on this important new role,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., Cleveland Clinic CEO and President. “His deep understanding of Cleveland Clinic’s operations and culture will enable him to bring this vision to life, offering Londoners a new model of patient care that is innovative, research-based, and physician-led. Our goal is to provide patients with access to outstanding clinical care that is delivered efficiently and puts patients at the center of everything we do.”
The new hospital at 33 Grosvenor Place – a six-story, 198,000-square-foot building in central London – will be Cleveland Clinic’s first facility in London, adding another international location to a health system that includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, nine regional hospitals throughout Northeast Ohio, and facilities in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; and Abu Dhabi, UAE.
In addition to the 200 inpatient beds, Cleveland Clinic London will have eight operating rooms; a full imaging suite; endoscopy and catheterization labs; day case rooms for surgery; and a full neurological suite with rehabilitation. The facility will offer specialty services focusing on general surgery, cardiology and neurology.
The hospital, scheduled to open in late 2020, also will provide new jobs and employment opportunities for a variety of clinical and non-clinical employees.