Chief Nursing Officer

Kirby Bates Associates is pleased to partner with Hillcrest Hospital in their search for a Chief Nursing Officer.

Cleveland Clinic Health System is seeking a contemporary nursing leader to join the team as the Chief Nursing Officer for Hillcrest Hospital, a 500-bed regional hub and level II trauma center located in suburban Cleveland. Cleveland Clinic has the distinct honor of being recognized as the No.2 hospital in the world by Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2021. Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital was one of the seven Cleveland Clinic locations to be named a best hospital in the United States by Newsweek and was ranked by US News and World Report among the five best hospitals in Ohio.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a nurse executive with academic medical center and health system experience to establish the strategic plan and vision for nursing practice to ensure excellence in clinical quality and patient experience. Reporting to the Hospital President and the Executive Chief Nursing Officer to achieve the following mission:

At Cleveland Clinic Health System, we believe in a better future for healthcare. And each of us is responsible for honoring our commitment to excellence, pushing the boundaries and transforming the patient experience, every day.

We all have the power to help, heal and change lives — beginning with our own. That’s the power of the Cleveland Clinic Health System team, and The Power of Every One.


  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree required, one of which must be in Nursing.
  • Specialty certification in a clinical specialty or related field preferred.
  • Senior leader in a complex health care environment; prior experience in an academic medical center or health system preferred.
  • Collaborative leadership style with demonstrated ability to work effectively with all health care disciplines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage staff, advocate for nursing, and advance a professional practice culture.
  • Ability to achieve national standards for quality and safety and ensure a positive patient and family experience.
  • Experience managing clinical services in a competitive market, enhancing productivity, reducing cost, developing new programs and improving quality.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact:

Jane Fitzsimmons, MSN, RN

Executive VP Search Services


Erinn Riley

Executive Recruiter


EEO Statements

Cleveland Clinic Health System is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women / Minorities/ Veterans/ Individuals with Disabilities

Kirby Bates Associates is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our associates.