LeighAnn Sidone, D.N.P., R.N., C.E.N.P.
LeighAnn Sidone, D.N.P., R.N., C.E.N.P., serves as Suburban Hospital’s chief nursing officer/vice president of nursing Affairs. Dr. Sidone oversees all nursing activity at the hospital, including quality improvement, nursing standards and professional practice. Under her 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.
Dr. Sidone most recently served as the hospital’s interim president, working directly with Suburban’s Board of Trustees and Johns Hopkins Medicine executive leadership. In her role as interim president, Dr. Sidone managed and implemented the overall strategy and direction of the hospital and oversaw all aspects of hospital operations.
In her time at Suburban Hospital, Dr. Sidone has served in other progressive leadership roles, including Director of Professional Practice and Nursing Quality as well as Associate Chief Nursing Officer. Dr. Sidone is responsible for establishing the shared governance nursing councils that empower front line staff at Suburban to refine the standards and protocols of patient care. These unuque groups have become an integral part of Suburban’s nursing culture.
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.