Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital Announces New Chief Operating Officer

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Ralph Turner, COO

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, VERO BEACH: Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is pleased to announce that Ralph Turner, DBA, MSHA, MPA, FACHE, will join the leadership team as Chief Operating Officer.

Turner has spent the last two years serving Cleveland Clinic as the Executive Director for Patient Support Services. As Executive Director, he was responsible for driving high reliability across many enterprise service lines, including Food and Nutrition Services, Laundry and Linen, Textiles, Red Coats, Patient Transport, and Service Express Call Center.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, he served as Vice President for Facilities, Support and Emergency Medicine Services, and President, Best Western InnTowner, LLC at UW Health, the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served in several roles over 21 years as a member of the Health Services Command in The United States Army, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer Four.

A native of Georgia, Turner holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management, and a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from the University of Maryland, as well as a Master of Public Administration from Troy University. He recently completed his Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
“Ralph Turner brings 32 years of healthcare experience and a proven track record for successful operations,” stated Dr. Greg Rosencrance, President of Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital. “I’m excited that he will be joining our leadership team as his extensive knowledge of operations will serve us well.”

About Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 52,000 employees are more than 3,600 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic’s health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 15 regional hospitals (11 in Ohio, four in Florida), more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2017, there were 7.6 million outpatient visits, 229,000 hospital admissions and 207,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at Follow us at News and resources available at

About Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
Founded by Garnett Radin, R.N., in 1932, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is a 332-bed, not for profit hospital offering comprehensive medical services to the Treasure Coast community. The Welsh Heart Center, Scully-Welsh Cancer Center and Scully Endoscopy Center offer full-service programs and a multidisciplinary approach. Healthcare professionals represent specialties including orthopedic services, minimally invasive vascular surgery, neurosurgery, stroke services, robotic surgery, a state-of-the-art wound healing center, bariatric surgery and the only maternity wing in the community. The hospital features all private rooms and is the largest private-sector employer in Indian River County.