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Dr. Brian Donley, Cleveland Clinic’s chief of staff and chief of clinical operations, has been tapped to lead Cleveland Clinic London as its CEO, effective immediately.
Donley, who will continue to serve in his current roles until his successor is named, will commute between Cleveland and London until the fall to help the transition.
Donley joined the Clinic as an orthopedic surgeon in 1986. He has since held numerous leadership positions within the system, including president of regional hospitals and family health centers.
“It has been a great privilege to lead Cleveland Clinic’s remarkable medical staff and clinical operations team for the past three years,” said Donley, who’s also a professor of surgery in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, in a prepared statement. “I’m confident in our collective ability to introduce our unique model of care into the London health care landscape. Our mission, vision and values translate well to all areas of the globe.”
As CEO of Cleveland Clinic London, Donley will direct strategy and operations, guide recruitment and lead the late 2020 opening of the new 205 bed private health care facility at 33 Grosvenor Place near Buckingham Palace, according to a news release.
The six story, 198,000 square foot building will be the Clinic’s first facility in London, adding to the system’s international portfolio, which includes facilities in Toronto, Canada and Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Focusing on general surgery, cardiology and neurology, Cleveland Clinic London will have 205 inpatient beds, eight operating rooms, a full imaging suite, endoscopy and catheterization labs, day case rooms for surgery and a full neurological suite with rehabilitation, according to the release.
“Brian’s leadership experience and his success as an educator and innovator make him exceptionally qualified to take on this important new role,” said Dr. Tom Mihaljevic, Cleveland Clinic CEO and president, in a prepared statement. “His deep understanding of Cleveland Clinic’s operations and culture will enable him to bring this vision to life, offering Londoners a new model of patient care that is innovative, research based, and physician led. Our goal is to provide patients with access to outstanding clinical care that is delivered efficiently and puts patients at the center of everything we do.”