September 6, 2018/News Releases

Cleveland Clinic Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer

Josette Beran has led multiple, impactful projects at Cleveland Clinic

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Josette M. Beran, Cleveland Clinic Chief Strategy Officer

Cleveland Clinic has appointed Josette M. Beran as the health system’s Chief Strategy Officer, effective immediately.

Over her 17-year career at Cleveland Clinic, Beran has held a wealth of management and leadership positions.

She has served as an administrator in neurology and infectious disease; director of Cardiothoracic Affiliate Programs; senior director of Clinical Operations; and executive director of Medical Operations.

From 2011 to 2014, Beran served as executive administrative officer at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, where she built the operating model for executive administration and led the project management office that oversaw the hospital’s opening.

When she returned to Cleveland Clinic’s main campus in 2014, she joined the strategy office as executive director of Strategic Partnering and Network Integration, a position she held until she was named Interim Chief Strategy Officer in January 2018.

“Josette’s hard work and achievements in the strategy office have had a favorable impact on our organization. She was successful in executing partnerships that ranged from consulting, service agreements, affiliations, alliances and mergers,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., Cleveland Clinic CEO and President. “Her distinguished service and career accomplishments are ideally suited for the role of Chief Strategy Officer.”

Beran built an integration infrastructure from the ground up and led the successful integration of Akron General into the health system, bringing functional areas together to align organizational structures, standardize policies and procedures and transform operating models.

She was instrumental in negotiating with Union Hospital, now a full member of Cleveland Clinic. She led development of proposals to advance Cleveland Clinic’s Florida strategy; her work resulted in the current negotiations for Indian River Medical Center and Martin Health System to become a full member of Cleveland Clinic.

Beran is a graduate of The College of Wooster and completed a master’s degree at Baldwin Wallace in Executive Healthcare Business Administration.

About Cleveland Clinic

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