WESTERVILLE, Ohio – Central Ohio Primary Care (COPC), the largest independent physician-owned primary care group in the United States, is excited to announce the appointment of Cathy Cleary as its first Chief Nursing Officer effective immediately. Cleary will become part of COPC’s executive team and report to Dr. Bill Wulf, CEO.
“I am very excited about this opportunity,” said Cleary. “I am looking forward to bringing patient-centered leadership to many of our clinical programs, site clinical operations, nursing practice, and patient care services, as we strive to be the best for our patients.”
Cleary joined COPC in 2011 and brings 30 years of nursing and management experience to this position. She spent the first 20 years of her career in the hospital setting. She served as a critical care nurse before transitioning to hospice nursing. These settings allowed Cleary to recognize the benefit of quality primary care.
“COPC has seen extraordinary growth in the past several years in both our number of clinical associates and the complexities of our clinical programs. Having Cathy step into the Chief Nursing Officer role will facilitate the continued excellent care we provide all our patients.” Dr. Bill Wulf, COPC CEO said.
The Chief Nursing Officer will support the clinical offices to ensure all the Central Ohio Primary Care ancillary programs have the support needed to provide the best patient care.