K. Kelly Hancock, DNP, RN, Named Cleveland Clinic’s Chief Caregiver Officer

New role will align caregiver engagement

K. Kelly Hancock, DNP, RN, NE-BC, FAAN, has been named Chief Caregiver Officer at Cleveland Clinic. Since July 2011, Dr. Hancock has served as Executive Chief Nursing Officer for the Cleveland Clinic health system and Chief Nursing Officer of Cleveland Clinic’s main campus.

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In this new role, Dr. Hancock will serve as Executive Leader for the Nursing Institute and Human Resources. This first position of its kind at Cleveland Clinic was created to align all aspects of caregiver engagement. Physician recruitment and development remains in the Chief of Staff Office and Office of Professional Staff Affairs. Current physician reporting relationships are unchanged.

The new office will serve as a unified enterprise approach to all caregiver needs and workforce experience and is designed to enable the delivery of superior patient care. “I am thrilled and honored to serve the organization in this new capacity,” says Dr. Hancock. “We want to strengthen our culture and our unique team-based approach to healthcare as we continue to position Cleveland Clinic as the best place to work in healthcare.”

Effective immediately, Meredith Foxx, MSN, MBA, APRN, has been named interim Executive Chief Nursing Officer for Cleveland Clinic. She has served the organization for 16 years, including her most recent role as Associate Chief Nursing Officer of Advanced Practice Nursing.

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The organization will conduct a national search for the role of Executive Chief Nursing Officer.