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Sibley Names New Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer

July 14, 2014

Joanne O. Miller, M.S.N., R.N., has been named vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer for Sibley Memorial Hospital, effective August 11, 2014.

Miller brings more than 20 years of progressive nursing leadership experience to her new role at Sibley. As a vital member of the Sibley family, Ms. Miller will serve as a member of the hospital’s senior management team, providing leadership for Sibley’s more than 600 nurses as well as for Patient Care Services.

"We are delighted to have someone with the rich experience and successful track record that Ms. Miller brings to Sibley," said Richard O. Davis, Ph.D., president of Sibley Memorial Hospital.  "She will be a strong advocate for our nurses and most important, she will be a strong advocate for our patients." 

Prior to joining Sibley, Ms. Miller served as chief nursing officer and senior vice president of Patient Care Services at Mount Sinai Roosevelt & Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City, where she was responsible for ensuring consistency of nursing practice and standards across the clinical settings and for leading quality, safety and innovation initiatives.

Earlier, she was chief nursing officer and senior vice president of Patient Care Services at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD, where she used strategic planning to lead organizational culture change at that hospital that resulted in strengthening physician relationships and improving nursing and patient satisfaction scores. 
Before joining Union Hospital, Ms. Miller was vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer at the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, CT, where she oversaw the operations and clinical care for Inpatient Medical Surgical Units, Critical Care, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Emergency Department, Perioperative Services, House-Wide Education and Patient Relations. As a result of her leadership, the hospital received its highest Joint Commission survey score in the hospital’s history. 
She has also served as the director of Cancer and Cardiac Service lines at the MidState Medical Center in Meriden, CT, and as director of Ambulatory Services at the Waterbury Hospital Health Center in Waterbury, CT. 

Ms. Miller, who is currently pursuing her doctor of nursing degree at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, earned her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY.
About Sibley Memorial Hospital: Serving Washington, D.C. since 1890, Sibley Memorial Hospital is a 318-bed acute care nonprofit hospital.  Sibley is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed by the District of Columbia Department of Health and Human Services. Sibley is a proud member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Visit us at

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