CLEVELAND and LONDON: Cleveland Clinic announced the appointment of Sheila A. Miller, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, as Chief Nursing Officer of Cleveland Clinic London, starting in February 2023. Miller will succeed Deborah Small, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC, who returns to the United States after successfully establishing Cleveland Clinic London’s nursing workforce since 2018.
With more than 35 years of nursing experience, Miller is a globally recognized leader in quality patient care strategies, relationship building and team development. Throughout her career, she has proven success in the improvement of the professional status of nursing through standardization of policies and procedures, professional practice model development and implementation of evidence-based standards.
In her most recent role as Chief Nursing Officer at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Miller has led nursing strategy and practice for Akron General’s main hospital, a critical-access hospital, three off-site emergency departments, a surgery center and multiple ambulatory sites.
“It is an honor and privilege to assume the role of Chief Nursing Officer at Cleveland Clinic London,” said Miller. “Cleveland Clinic’s mission is close to my heart. I look forward to sharing my passion for nursing excellence and exceptional patient care with the London team and continuing Cleveland Clinic’s position as a premier destination for nurses to work around the world.”
“For more than 100 years, Cleveland Clinic has been at the forefront of medical innovation and specialized healthcare, and we are proud to continue this strong tradition at Cleveland Clinic London,” said Tommaso Falcone, M.D., Interim Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland Clinic London. “I am pleased to welcome Sheila to the Cleveland Clinic London team. She is a respected and proven leader within Cleveland Clinic, as well as a strong proponent of advancing nursing care across our enterprise.”
“I also would like to thank Deborah for her unwavering commitment to establishing our excellent nursing workforce at Cleveland Clinic London,” said Dr. Falcone. “Throughout her tenure, she built a strong team of compassionate caregivers by staying true to our goal to be the global leader in the professional practice of nursing. We are grateful for Deborah’s hard work and dedication over the past five years.”
“Sheila’s appointment to Chief Nursing Officer at Cleveland Clinic London is a testament to her passion for both the field of nursing and our organization,” said Meredith A. Foxx, MSN, MBA, APRN, and Executive Chief Nursing Officer at Cleveland Clinic. “Our nursing staff plays a critical role in providing world-class care to our patients, and we are thrilled that Sheila will join our London team. The fast-paced, technologically advanced environment allows nurses to learn, grow and remain professionally challenged while shaping their careers based on their own interests.”