Cleveland Clinic Appoints Meredith Foxx as Executive Chief Nursing Officer

Foxx has been serving as interim ECNO since June 2020

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Meredith Foxx, MSN, MBA, APRN

Cleveland Clinic has named Meredith Foxx, MSN, MBA, APRN, Executive Chief Nursing Officer (ECNO) of its Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence, 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.

Foxx earned her Master in Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University as well as a Master of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 67,554 employees worldwide are more than 4,520 salaried physicians and researchers, and 17,000 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,026-bed health system that includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 18 hospitals, more than 220 outpatient facilities, and locations in southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2019, there were 9.8 million total outpatient visits, 309,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 255,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/CCforMedia and twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.

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