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Cleveland Clinic Chief Nursing Officer wins Distinguished Nursing Alumnae Award

May 16, 2013

The College recently presented Cleveland Clinic Heath System’s Executive Chief Nursing Officer Katherine Hancock, MSN, RN, NE-BC, the 2013 Distinguished Nursing Alumnae Award. Hancock oversees 11,000 nurses working at the Clinic.

This award is given by the Breen School of Nursing and the Alumnae Association. It is given to outstanding nursing graduates who exemplify significant leadership and who have professionally advanced in their field through education, practice and research. 
“I cannot think of anyone more deserving of the Distinguished Nursing Alumnae Award than Ms. Kelly Hancock.” Christine Wynd, Ph.D., RN, CNAA, Dean of The Breen School of Nursing, said “She represents the professionalism and greatness that we know exists in every one of our Ursuline College and Saint John College nursing alumnae.”

North Royalton resident Hancock graduated from the College’s Breen School of Nursing with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1994 and with her Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2007.

As Cleveland Clinic’s Executive Chief Nursing Officer, Hancock oversees Chief Nursing Officers at ten Clinic regional hospitals and Cleveland Clinic Florida. She also serves as the Main Campus Chief Nursing Officer, a position she has held since 2011. Hancock is responsible for directing the clinical, academic and operational activities of the nursing staff throughout the health system, as well as nursing integration throughout institutes on the main campus. Simultaneously, she is also the Senior Nursing Director of Critical Care and the Nursing Director of the Heart and Vascular Institute.

Kelly Hancock talks Nursing Program at Ursuline from Ursuline College on Vimeo.

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