Deborah C. Small, DNP, RN, NE-BC is the chief nursing officer for Cleveland Clinic London, Cleveland Clinic’s six-story, 198,000-square-foot hospital in Central London that is set to open in 2021. With more than 30 years in the nursing profession, her career spans five states, nine hospitals, and several professional and community organizations. She has held varying leadership roles from system-wide management as associate chief nursing officer for clinical practice and research to clinical management in cardiac, medical/surgical, critical care, and surgical services nursing.
With a strong administrative, academic and clinical background, her career successes include the development and implementation of patient satisfaction programs, safety and positive healthcare initiatives, and Cleveland Clinic’s system-wide professional nursing practice model. Bringing added value to the leadership team, Dr. Small is knowledgeable in shared governance programs, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet® accreditation, and quality management and performance improvement processes, including regulatory agency standards like those of The Joint Commission