LeighAnn Sidone serves as Suburban Hospital’s Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. In this position, she oversees all nursing activity at the hospital. She is responsible for the strategy, management, quality improvement, organization and evaluation of nursing standards of professional practice. Prior to taking this role in 2016, Ms. Sidone served both as Suburban’s Director of Professional Practice and Nursing Quality as well as the hospital’s Associate Chief Nursing Officer. In this role, 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.
Ms. Sidone has an extensive background in frontline care, including serving as the Director of Oncology and the Adult/Surgery Trauma Unit and, earlier in her career, as a nurse manager and nurse clinician. Ms. Sidone earned her master's degree in nursing from Loyola University New Orleans, and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.