Dana Kocsis, MSN, RN, is chief nursing officer for Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital in Dover, Ohio. She has outstanding leadership skills and is able to devise strategies that appeal to people with diverse and competing interests to facilitate change and improvement. Kocsis is committed to quality and service excellence. With more than three decades in the nursing profession, she excels at employee engagement, contract negotiations, and capital and operating budget preparations.
Kocsis has clinical experience on a variety of nursing units, including medical/surgical, critical care and psychiatry. Prior to joining Union Hospital, she served as vice president of nursing operations at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Lodi Hospital for seven years. Under her leadership, the regional hospital earned the “Best Practice in Quality Award” from the National Rural Health Association and its inpatient, outpatient and emergency department all achieved patient satisfaction scores greater than the 90th percentile.
- BSN, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, 2003
- MSN in Administration, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, 2003
- Nursing Diploma, Akron City Hospital School of Nursing, 1985
- Lean Mastery Certification, 2009
Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital
659 Boulevard St.
Dover, OH 44622
Kocsis is a service-oriented leader who is willing to step up to the plate when called upon. During her seven-year tenure as vice president of nursing operations at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Lodi Hospital, she assumed additional responsibilities as interim vice president of operations at Akron General’s Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute for more than a year. Kocsis has served in several management, director and coordinator roles since 2000. Committed to continually improving her leadership skills, Kocsis has participated in the Cleveland Clinic Serving Leadership Cohort Training (2017), the Medina County Leadership Program (2015), the Tony Gorant Leadership Institute (2012) and the Healthcare Advisory Board Leadership Academy (2007).
Clinical Practice & Teaching
As a clinical nurse, Kocsis worked in several areas, including medical/surgical, psychiatry and critical care.
Kocsis has guided and mentored many nurses during her time as a leader at both Akron General and Lodi Hospital.
- Board Member, Medina County Port Authority
Honors & Awards
- Women of Professional Excellence Award, 2014
- United Way Volunteer of the Year, 2013
- Sigma Theta Tau Evidence Based Practice Award, 2007