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LeighAnn Sidone

Suburban Hospital appoints president and COO
May 21, 2024
LeighAnn Sidone
LeighAnn Sidone, D.N.P., RN, C.E.N.P., has been named president and chief operating officer of Suburban Hospital. Dr. Sidone has served in the role of interim president since February 2024 while maintaining her position as vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer for Suburban Hospital. She also holds the position of associate chief nurse executive for practice for Johns Hopkins Health System. Dr. Sidone previously served as interim president for Suburban Hospital from September 2020 to April 2021.

In her new role, Dr. Sidone is responsible for Suburban’s inpatient and ambulatory operations, incorporating quality, safety and financial accountability. She ensures that the hospital provides high-quality outcomes, exceptional experiences and optimal value for patients and families. Reporting to Carolyn Carpenter, president of the National Capital Region of Johns Hopkins Health System, and in collaboration with Hasan Zia, president and chief operating officer of Sibley Memorial Hospital, Sidone is responsible for supporting integrated, coordinated delivery of care across the national capital region.

“Dr. Sidone’s extensive experience and service to Suburban Hospital make her uniquely suited to the charge of leading the organization and carrying forward Suburban’s legacy of excellent patient care,” says Kevin Sowers, M.S.N., RN, F.A.A.N., president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

“Dr. Sidone is an inspiring leader who brings out the best in everyone, unites the team in the pursuit of excellence, and cultivates a culture of belonging rooted in compassionate care. I am privileged to continue to work with her and Dr. Zia of Sibley as we enhance the services that Johns Hopkins Medicine offers in the region,” adds Carolyn Carpenter, M.H.A., F.A.C.H.E., president of the National Capital Region for the Johns Hopkins Health System.

Sidone and Deb Baker, D.N.P., A.G.-A.C.N.P., N.E.A.-B.C., F.A.A.N., senior vice president for nursing for the Johns Hopkins Health System and vice president of nursing and patient care services for The Johns Hopkins Hospital, will lead the search to identify Suburban’s next vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer. Dr. Sidone will maintain those duties until an individual is appointed to the role.

Dr. Sidone has more than 30 years of experience and service to Suburban, beginning her career as a patient care technician at the hospital. She has served in progressive leadership roles, including director of professional practice and nursing quality, as well as associate chief nursing officer. Dr. Sidone is responsible for establishing the shared governance nursing councils that empower front-line staff at Suburban to refine the standards and protocols of patient care and garnered national recognition for their efficacy and advancement of an exceptional organizational culture. Her portfolio of responsibilities extended in recent years to also overseeing the health system’s nursing professional practice and shared decision-making councils.

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