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LeighAnn Sidone: Biographies

LeighAnn Sidone, D.N.P., R.N., C.E.N.P.

Interim President and Vice President of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer
LeighAnn Sidone

LeighAnn Sidone, D.N.P., R.N., C.E.N.P., serves as Suburban Hospital’s Interim President and Vice President of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer. Working directly with Suburban Hospital’s Board of Trustees and Johns Hopkins Medicine executive leadership, Dr. Sidone is responsible for managing and implementing the overall strategy and direction of the hospital. She also oversees all aspects of hospital operations and ensures that standards and practices comply with federal and state guidelines. She also maintains primary responsibility for nursing activity at the hospital, leading quality improvement, nursing standards, professional practice and more. Under her nursing leadership, Suburban Hospital achieved American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet designation in 2018, a distinction awarded to fewer than eight percent of hospitals in the United States.Throughout her career at Suburban Hospital, Dr. Sidone has served in various roles, including Director of Professional Practice and Nursing Quality as well as Associate Chief Nursing Officer, where she was responsible for developing and establishing the shared governance nursing councils. These unique groups, which empower front line staff to refine the standards and protocols of patient care at Suburban, have become an integral part of the hospital’s nursing culture. She has also directed nursing quality data analysis efforts and implemented performance improvement initiatives.Dr. Sidone has an extensive background in frontline care, including serving as the Director of Oncology and the Adult/Surgery Trauma Unit. Earlier in her career, she served as a nurse manager and nurse clinician. Dr. Sidone earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Duquesne University, Master's Degree in Nursing from Loyola University in New Orleans, and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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