St. Petersburg, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2023) – HCA Florida Northside Hospital has named Odun Atunrase,
RN, BSN, chief nursing officer (CNO) effective February 27, 2023.
Odun is a high performing nurse executive with extensive experience in providing exceptional
patient care while focused on nursing excellence, inclusiveness, and engagement. He is promoted
to his new position from St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas where he served as the assistant chief nursing officer. The hospital is recognized as the 2022 #1 Fortune/Merative large community best hospital in America. Prior to that, Odun served as assistant chief nursing officer/interim CNO at HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center and director of nursing at HCA
Houston Healthcare Kingwood. Prior to that, Odun held several nursing leadership roles in Texas and Pennsylvania.
He earned his Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing from Jacksonville State University and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas. Odun is actively pursuing his Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Capella University.
“We are pleased to have Odun join our Northside family as chief nursing officer”, said Valerie Powell-Stafford, CEO HCA Florida Northside Hospital. “We are looking forward to his strong commitment to providing compassionate care to our patients we have the privilege to serve in our community.”
About HCA Florida Northside Hospital
Serving the community since 1976, HCA Florida Northside Hospital is a 288-bed hospital, offering a full range of services including comprehensive and interventional stroke care, preventative and corrective cardiac care, full-service orthopedic and spine treatment an ER 24/7®, and general surgery. As one of the first hospitals in the area to achieve Atrial Fibrillation Certification (SCPC), our technologically advanced hospital allows our highly skilled physicians, nursing, and caregivers to serve our growing community. HCA Florida Northside Hospital is the first nationally recognized Comprehensive Stroke Center in Pinellas County and nationally recognized for quality and safety by earning an ‘A’ Patient Safety grade from the Leapfrog Group Spring 2020 and 2021. Our employees voted us a Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace in 2020. With campus-based specialized services including the Tampa Bay Heart Institute and the Neuroscience Institute for Interventional Neuroradiology and neurologic care, HCA Florida Northside Hospital continues to enhance and expand its services to better serve the community.