DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Dr. Beth Cloyd has over 34 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston at Clear Lake, and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Rush University in Chicago. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds certification in Advanced Nursing Administration. Dr. Cloyd has extensive experience in numerous clinical areas and executive nursing leadership, most recently at the Harris Health System, the 3rd largest public health system in the country.
As a tertiary care academic medical center, clinical specialty areas include high-risk obstetrics, newborn intensive care unit, level one traumas, cardiology, interventional cardiology, nephrology, oncology, surgical specialties, psychiatry, geriatrics and physical rehabilitation. The Harris Health System is also a certified stroke center. Dr. Cloyd also consulted in hospital and long-term care settings on issues such as nursing practice and hospital standards of care, quality and safety, risk management, nursing and hospital policy and procedures, and performance improvement.
Dr. Cloyd is an Adjunct Professor at the University of St. Thomas and Chamberlain College of Nursing. She frequently lectures on topics including nursing leadership, conflict resolution, and patient safety. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and has been recognized by the Texas Nurse Association for excellence in nursing leadership. She has published on topics regarding elder abuse, legal and ethical issues in nursing, and the care of older adults in disaster situations. Dr. Cloyd holds a board vice-president position for The Center for Success and Independence, a dual diagnosis residential treatment center for adolescents in Houston, Texas.