Kimberly Hunter, MSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
For the past five years, Kim has been an integral part of the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus nursing team. Throughout her tenure with Cleveland Clinic, she has served as Director of Nursing for the Neurological Institute, which was her first Cleveland Clinic position in 2007; Senior Director of Medical/Surgical Nursing, which she added to her responsibilities in 2010; and, Director of Nursing for the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute, which she took on in 2011, also while keeping both of her other responsibilities.
With more than 25 years of healthcare experience, Kim has stood out as a leader in various positions throughout multiple health care settings. As Director of Nursing Operations and Clinical Information for Miami Children’s Hospital, Kim implemented a patient acuity system that drove inpatient unit staffing on a shift-by-shift basis, leading to positive hours per patient day results. Additionally, as Operations Administrator at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, she provided administrative oversight for four clinical divisions, working closely with physician chairs and institutional leaders to develop and operationalize new programs and lead financial performance analysis.
Kim has also held roles as Senior Systems Engineer at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Senior Management Consultant for Management Directions of North Carolina, HMO Plan Manager for Principal Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc., and more. Her extensive leadership skills will prove beneficial as she begins her new position. In her new role, she will be responsible for providing leadership and coordination of nursing practice standards and ensuring superior nursing care is delivered according to quality, licensing, and accreditation standards.
She will lead strategic planning initiatives, including mechanisms to ensure uniform quality and adherence to standards. She will also oversee the design and implementation of assigned business plans, create a continuous improvement environment that promotes innovative patient care delivery, and measure budgetary performance against standards to ensure variances are within established targets.
Kim is a published author and a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. She holds both a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration degree from the University of Tennessee.