From the Cleveland Clinic News, “Cleveland Clinic has named Meredith A. Foxx, MBA, MSN, APRN, PCNS-BC, PPCNP-BC, CPON, Executive Chief Nursing Officer (ECNO) of the Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence.”
Meredith Foxx has led Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) at Cleveland Clinic for the last 9 years. The last two years were as the Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) Advanced Practice and Nursing Quality & Practice. Meredith led over 1,800 APRNs building systems, structures, processes with the help of her APRN Directors. The over 700 PAs were led by the Executive Director of PA services, Josanne Pagel PA-C.
Cleveland Clinic news reported that, “In her (new) role, Foxx will oversee the practice and education of Cleveland Clinic’s 23,000 nursing caregivers, including nurse leaders, advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), registered nurses (RNs) and nursing support staff.”
An Accomplished and Respected Leader and Nurse
According to K. Kelly Hancock, DNP, RN, NE-BC, FAAN, the newly appointed Cleveland Clinic health system’s first-ever Chief Caregiver Officer and previous ECNO.“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.”
According to Cleveland Clinic news, “Some of her most notable recent career accomplishments include leading nursing quality and practice integration into Cleveland Clinic’s several newly acquired hospitals, as well as spearheading the launch of a unique APRN/PA (Physician Assistant) onboarding program, known as ‘Transition to Practice.’ The 12-month Transition to Practice program frontloaded investment and training that offered standardized system-wide onboarding for all new graduate APRN and PA hires, training participants clinically and didactically to successfully transition into their clinical decision-making roles. The program focused on refining the skills and knowledge of new graduates, as well as experienced APRNs and PAs who were changing specialty practice areas, and has been widely successful.”
Prior to her executive leadership positions, Foxx also worked as a pediatric CNS and a staff nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit. According to Cleveland Clinic news, “She holds a dual certification as a CNS and as a nurse practitioner in pediatrics, and has served as clinical faculty for advanced practice nursing students at several colleges and universities. Foxx earned her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University, as well as a Master of Science in Nursing degree and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Pennsylvania.”
Leadership Inside and Outside the Organization
Melnic has known Meredith Foxx for over 5 years watching her contribute to Cleveland Clinic through her leadership skills and passion for quality. She has also contributed to may professional organizations including, the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL), American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN), and the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON).
At APHON she served as secretary for 3 years, and as Professional development Committee Chair. She is also the past president of the Ohio APHON chapter for 5 years. Meredith has presented at conferences, in the community, built leadership programs, and received awards and recognition.
She is the 2012 recipient of the APHON’s Jean Fergusson Excellence in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing Practice Award, a recipient of the 2018 AANP State Award for Advocacy Excellence, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, State Advocate of the Year in 2018.
We see some talented leaders move from novice to expert throughout their career. Meredith is one of those leaders. Her skills in leadership development, coaching, and building teams moves her ahead of the pack. Now, as the new ECNO of Cleveland Clinic, she hopes to help other leaders grow and develop. She also hopes to contribute to the development of nursing research and nursing professional growth models.
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Jill Gilliland is President of Melnic an APRN and PA national recruiting company. Jill is a speaker and publicist on areas such as job strategies, branding and marketing, pediatric critical care needs, and additional topics relevant to pediatric nursing and the recruitment business. She has over 12 years of experience in the recruiting industry coupled with a strong sales, healthcare, and technology background. Jill holds a BS degree in Business from the University of Southern California and an MBA from The University of Virginia, Darden Business School. Connect with Jill Gilliland on LinkedIn.