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Sally Missimi, Ph.D., RN

Faculty Lecturer in Nursing

Dr. Missimi joined the nursing faculty in 2015 coming from Suma Health System where she served as the Director of Community Benefit. In addition to her experience in community nursing, Dr. Missimi has served as the System Director for Medical education for Summa Health System, and Director of Medical Nursing and Hospital Quality Improvement for Robinson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Missimi’s clinical experiences include critical care/coronary care, medical nursing and community health nursing. Dr. Missimi is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Beta Chapter and was honored in 2005 with the Summa Health System Virgil E. Collins Diversity Award and as a 2014 finalist for the Cleveland/Akron Athena Award.


  • PH.D., Education Administration: Organizational Culture, Kent State University, December 2007
    Dissertation: The Relationship Of Medical Surgical Registered Nurses’ Perceived Work Stress Levels And Organizational Culture In Teaching And Non-Teaching Hospitals. October, 2007.
  • Columbia University: Narrative Health Care – introductory and advanced course 2006, 2008
  • Case Western Reserve University: Executive Management Series in Health Care April, 1995
  • M.Ed., Community Health Education, Kent State University, December 1990
  • B.S.N., Community Health Education, Kent State University, June 1977

Research Interests

Dr. Missimi’s clinical and research interests include organizational culture and communication, critical care and community nursing and the practice of narrative health care.

Selected Publications

  • Narrative in Health Care, Healing Patients, Practitioners, Professionals and Community, (2008). Radcliffe Publishing.

Fun Facts

  • Dr. Missimi enjoys gardening, grandchildren and cooking and can often be found working in her backyard gardens and flower beds. In addition, Dr. Missimi spends time mentoring students, especially in the area of career pathway decisions.