Stephen Jones, M.D., Begins New Role Dec. 1, 2014
Dr. Jones succeeds Brian G. Donley, M.D., who has been appointed Chief of Staff, effective Jan. 1, when Joseph F. Hahn, M.D., retires from that role. The announcement was made Nov. 11.
Dr. Jones will lead Cleveland Clinic’s eight community hospitals, as well as the new Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital and 16 family health centers in Northeast Ohio. Among
Jones’ goals will be furthering the mission of continued integration of the community hospitals and family health centers, with a focus on patient quality, access and affordability.
“In addition to Dr. Jones’ numerous leadership accomplishments, he has extensive experience at our main campus and throughout the regional hospitals and family health centers, as well as private practice, which will help to lead our organization during this pivotal time in healthcare,” said Dr. Donley.
As Cleveland Clinic continues to enhance and advance its facilities to their fullest potential throughout Northeast Ohio, Dr. Jones will focus on providing safe, quality, affordable care and will continue efforts to further develop our truly integrated health system to drive efficiencies and increase access to all facilities throughout the health system, which includes Euclid, Fairview, Hillcrest, Lakewood, Lutheran, Marymount, Medina and South Pointe hospitals, the new Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital, which is set to open in 2016, affiliate Ashtabula County Medical Center, and 16 family health centers.
“This is an exciting and humbling opportunity to move forward into the future with our caregivers to build the model healthcare system for the future,” said Dr. Jones. “We will continue to focus our efforts on the foundation established by both Dr. David Bronson and Dr. Brian Donley to drive efficiency, quality and the advancement of care to benefit our patients, caregivers and our community.”
Most recently, Dr. Jones served as vice president of Regional Medical Operations for the regional hospitals and family health centers since February 2014. Prior to that appointment, he was Chief of Surgical Operations for the regional hospitals after serving in a similar role at Fairview Hospital.