Newswise — CHARDON, Ohio–University Hospitals (UH) has named Marlea A. Miano, MD, RN, EMT-P, as Chief Medical Officer of UH Geauga Medical Center. Dr. Miano will begin her new appointment on Monday, February 1, 2021.

Alongside the Executive Leadership Team, Dr. Miano will work to enhance clinical programs and services, patient outcomes, safety and quality. Additional priorities will include serving as the liaison between administration and the medical staff, and partnering with the Executive Team to hire new physicians to help provide a growing range of services for Geauga County.  

“We look forward to having Dr. Miano join us at UH Geauga,” said Donald DeCarlo, MD, MBA, President of UH Geauga Medical Center and Associate System Chief Medical Officer, East Region. “Her leadership experience within multiple roles as an emergency medicine physician and medical director make her a natural fit to enhance our leadership team. We are confident that she will be a strategic leader as we aim to provide the best care for our patients and develop innovative ways to manage their health and wellness.”

Dr. Miano returned home to Northeast Ohio when she joined UH in 2019. She has been instrumental in the creation of UH Remote, and its rapid acceleration amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, as the home care medical director. Her experience in linking acute care with post-acute services, and leadership of a home care platform, will continue to serve UH and the greater Geauga community as we innovate care delivery. Dr. Miano has also served as a key leader of the Center for Emergency Medicine clinical operations team. 

Prior to joining UH, she coordinated a facility transition and helped to convert a free-standing ED to an inpatient hospital with an operating suite in order to increase admission rates. Dr. Miano developed protocols and tackled operational issues of the new hospital, and also advocated for robust, consultative services to ensure the hospital retained inpatient volume. She has experience in managing openings of various new patient services and labs, including a cardiac cath lab and endoscopy suite. Dr. Miano served as the founder and chair of the Premier ED order set committee, and has experience as an Epic champion to integrate and optimize EMR best practices. 

“Dr. Miano’s leadership experience in the Ohio area, and her expertise in multiple roles in emergency medicine and hospital management helped her stand apart as we searched for the perfect CMO candidate,” said William W. Brien, MD, University Hospitals Chief Medical Officer. “We are excited to see how she builds relationships between administration and our medical staff to facilitate a progressive culture at UH Geauga.”

Dr. Miano attended the Auburn Career Center Paramedic Program, and earned her bachelor’s degree in science from John Carroll University. She attended Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, and completed her Emergency Medicine Residency at Wright State University. Dr. Miano is also a Fellow of the Academy of Emergency Medical Services.


About University Hospitals / Cleveland, Ohio
Founded in 1866, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 19 hospitals (including 4 joint ventures), more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities, and 200 physician offices in 16 counties throughout northern Ohio. The system’s flagship academic medical center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, located in Cleveland’s University Circle, is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The main campus also includes University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, a high-volume national referral center for complex cardiovascular procedures; and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. UH is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and urology. UH Cleveland Medical Center is perennially among the highest performers in national ranking surveys, including “America’s Best Hospitals” from U.S. News & World Report. UH is also home to Harrington Discovery Institute, part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development. UH is one of the largest employers in Northeast Ohio with 28,000 physicians and employees. Advancing the Science of Health and the Art of Compassion is UH’s vision for benefitting its patients into the future, and the organization’s unwavering mission is To Heal. To Teach. To Discover. Follow UH on LinkedIn, Facebook @UniversityHospitals and Twitter @UHhospitals. For more information, visit