Spring Hill, Florida (May 19, 2016) – Oak Hill Hospital announces the appointment of Cathy Edmisten, RN, MBA, as its new Vice President of Operations. Ms. Edmisten replaces Alejandro Romero, who has transferred to Medical Center of Trinity and will continue on in HCA’s COO Development Program.
Cathy Edmisten’s promotion is the result of her acceptance into HCA’s COO Development Program. Ms. Edmisten will assume responsibility for those departments previously overseen by Alejandro Romero. In addition, she will assume responsibility for the volunteer and H2U programs at HCA.
Cathy Edmisten has a diverse nursing background in emergency services, nursing operations, nursing administration, and nursing finance. She has lived in Spring Hill for 30 years and has held a wide range of healthcare management positions throughout Tampa Bay as well as major leadership positions within the community. Some of those positions include:
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Assistant Chief Nursing Officer at Oak Hill Hospital
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Chief Nursing Officer/Director of Clinical Services at University Community Health Long Term Acute Care Hospital in Connertown
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Director of Nursing Support Operations, University Community Hospital, Tampa, Florida
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Director of Operations, Woodruff & Company, PA (CPA firm), Brooksville, Florida
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Charge Nurse at Oak Hill Hospital’s Emergency Department in 2000-2001
[if !supportLists]· [endif]2010-2011 President of Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast
Ms. Edmisten received her Master of Business Administration degree from St. Leo University, St. Leo, Florida. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in public administration from St. Leo, and an Associate of Science degree in nursing with high honors from Pasco-Hernando State College in New Port Richey. Ms. Edmisten is a Florida native, having been born in Dunedin, Florida. She is married to retired Battalion Fire Chief Scott Edmisten. She has two children, two stepchildren, and five grandchildren.
Ms. Edmisten is a Board Certified Emergency Nurse. She is a member of several professional organizations including the American College of Healthcare Executives, Nature Coast Emergency Nurse Association, Florida Emergency Nurse Association, and is a technical advisory committee member of Pasco-Hernando State College. She is a long-standing member of the Kiwanis Club in Hernando County as well the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, and is a graduate of Leadership Citrus.
Attached photo: Cathy Edmisten, RN, MBA
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Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984. It is the largest medical facility in Hernando and Citrus Counties (262 acute care beds), is the area’s largest private employer, and offers Hernando County’s only comprehensive cardiovascular program, including open heart surgery. Over 300 physicians, 1,200 associates, and approximately 250 volunteers comprise Oak Hill Hospital’s healthcare delivery team.
It is located at 11375 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, 1.9 miles east of US 19 on State Road 50. For more information about this release, please contact Richard W. Linkul, Director of Marketing, at 352-597-6383 or Richard.Linkul@HCAHealthcare.com. In Citrus call 352-628-6441. For more information about Oak Hill Hospital, visit our website at OakHillHospital.com, or like us on Facebook.
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