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Florida Hospitals Name Executive Director of Quality

VOLUSIA & FLAGLER COUNTIES, Fla., April 4, 2017 – The Florida Hospital East Florida Region, which is composed of the six Florida Hospitals located in Volusia and Flagler counties, has selected Rhonda Battani to serve as executive director of quality. 
 
In this role, Battani is responsible for aligning and integrating clinical, patient safety, infection prevention, performance improvement, risk management and education strategies for the entire region.
 
Battani has more than 20 years of healthcare experience and has been with Florida Hospital since 2014. Most recently, Battani served as the director of quality and patient safety officer for Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, where she led significant clinical performance improvements.
 
“We are blessed to have Rhonda’s leadership as we continue our efforts to align and integrate clinical, patient safety, infection prevention, performance improvement, risk management and education strategies,” said Trish Celano, chief clinical officer and senior vice president of the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. “She is passionate about patient-centered care and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration around frontline-led performance improvement strategies.”
 
Battani, an Ormond Beach resident, earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pensacola Christian College. 
 
About Florida Hospital East Florida Region
A member of Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Encompassing six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region is the largest hospital system in the area, with 923 beds and more than 6,000 employees. The Florida Hospital East Florida Region includes Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, and Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach. In April 2016, the sixth facility was added to the Florida Hospital East Florida Region family: Florida Hospital New Smyrna (formerly Bert Fish Medical Center) in New Smyrna Beach.