TAMPA – (January 8, 2019) – Memorial Hospital of Tampa is particularly pleased to announce the appointment of Cathy Edmisten, RN, MBA, FACHE (Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives), as Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Edmisten comes to Memorial Hospital of Tampa from HCA’s Oak Hill Hospital in Hernando County where she served as Vice President of Operations within HCA’s COO Development Program.
While at Oak Hill Hospital Ms. Edmisten served as Director of Emergency Services, Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, and Vice President of Operations/Ethics & Compliance Officer. “Cathy has a strong history of leadership involvement in her community,” said Sonia Wellman, Chief Executive Officer. “She has a strong background in nursing, operations, finance, and community involvement – all of which will greatly serve Memorial Hospital of Tampa as we continue to execute our vision: to be the south Tampa hospital of choice,” she added.
Ms. Edmisten received her Master of Business Administration degree from St. Leo University in 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. “I am truly excited to join Memorial Hospital,” said Cath Edmisten. “Throughout my whole career, I have reflected on this age-old adage, ‘Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life’,” she added.
Ms. Edmisten is board-certified in healthcare management. She is a member of several professional organizations including the American College of Healthcare Executives (of which she is a fellow), Nature Coast Emergency Nurse Association, Florida Emergency Nurse Association, and is a technical advisory committee member of Pasco-Hernando State College. She is a longstanding member of Kiwanis Club as well as the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life and is a graduate of Leadership Citrus.
Attached photo: Cathy Edmisten, RN, MBA, FACHE
About Memorial Hospital of Tampa
Located in the heart of South Tampa, Memorial Hospital of Tampa has been providing high quality, advanced care to the community for years, recently acquiring a second campus in Town-n-Country. The hospital is a full-service, 384-bed, 24-hour Emergency Care facility staffed by over 400 physicians and providing state-of-the-art capabilities and best-in-class destination services designed to meet the unique needs of our community. These include minimally invasive Robotic Surgery Systems, Bariatric (weight loss) and Pelvic Floor Surgery, Orthopedic and Spine Care, Hyperbaric Wound Care, and Advanced Cardiac Imaging. At the Tampa Community Hospital site, services include a 24/7 full service ER, Inpatient and outpatient Behavioral Health and The Oasis, an inpatient substance abuse program. For more information, visit our website at www.MemorialHospitalTampa.com or Like Us on Facebook.