Ann Stibich, BSN, RN-BC, is a staff nurse at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield, OH. Ann started her nursing career at Hillcrest Hospital in 2007. She is an active part of shared governance, being the staff nurse representative for the Nursing Congress Planning Committee and Nurse Executive Council. Ann also helps facilitate Nursing Congress, where the chairs of Shared Governance and hospital councils meet monthly.
Ann obtained her LPN from Willoughby-Eastlake School of Technical Nursing, ADN from Lakeland Community College, and BSN from Ohio University. She is a certified medical-surgical nurse through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Her nursing background varies from orthopedic, trauma, stroke, and all surgical patients, and she now works in the perioperative care unit. She has recently cross-trained to the intensive care unit with the COVID-19 pandemic to be able to help support all units in her hospital.
Ann is currently chair of her unit’s shared governance unit and is also involved in a shared governance research project at her hospital that is looking at nurses’ perceptions of shared decision-making in a shared governance culture. She continues to grow in her shared governance role with the support of several mentors and the administration.