Joanne Clavelle, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE has joined the executive leadership team at Scottsdale Healthcare as senior vice president and chief clinical officer.

Clavelle joins Scottsdale Healthcare after serving as vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer for St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho.

Scottsdale Healthcare’s culture – its friendly staff, its focus on patient experience, quality and community, its excellent physicians and commitment to Magnet designation, the gold standard for nursing care – make the new position a great fit, she said.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to work for a health system that is so committed to Magnet,” said Clavelle. “My passion is nursing and delivering outstanding patient care. And with Scottsdale Healthcare’s recent affiliation with John C. Lincoln Health Network, it’s great to see their mutual commitment to Magnet going forward.

“The affiliation presents a wonderful opportunity for expanding access to care and managing population health as we position ourselves for health reform. The synergy and collaboration will be good for the community and good for patients.”

A strong advocate for nurses, Clavelle says they understand the importance of teamwork with physicians and others throughout the care continuum to design systems of care that result in the best outcomes for patients.

“We’re very fortunate to have a chief clinical officer of Joanne’s caliber joining Scottsdale Healthcare,” said Scottsdale Healthcare Executive Vice President and Shea Medical Center Administrator Gary Baker. “I am looking forward to working with her as we enter this new era in our history and work together to care for our community.”

Clavelle’s career began more than 30 years ago as a staff nurse in coronary care and the emergency department. She developed an early interest in preventive healthcare, health promotion and community health improvement.

Clavelle has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, is board certified in healthcare administration from the American College of Healthcare Executives and certified in nursing administration-advanced by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Her professional background includes staff nurse and nursing leadership positions at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont and vice president of Ancillary Services at Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Burlington, Vermont, and director of Clinical and Community Strategies for VHA Mountain States in Denver. She then became the vice president of Operations at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont, before moving to Idaho and joining St. Luke’s Health System – Treasure Valley in Boise.