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Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Names Chief Nursing Officer

ORANGE CITY, Fla., May 12, 2017 – Florida Hospital Fish Memorial has selected Michele Johnson to serve as chief nursing officer (CNO), effective June 5. 
 
In this role, Johnson will be responsible for the organization and administration of nursing care at the 175-bed facility. 
 
Johnson began her career at Florida Hospital Orlando in 1998 as a registered nurse in the cardiac progressive care unit. She has served in a variety of clinical roles and has nearly 15 years of nursing leadership experience. 
 
She most recently served as the director of strategic and clinical resources for Florida Hospital in Orlando. In this role, she was responsible for assisting in the development of the region’s clinical strategic plan and leading multidisciplinary departments to improve clinical and financial performance, as well as overseeing the annual fiscal budget process for inpatient nursing, lab, pharmacy, rehab, care management and respiratory therapy. 
 
A 34-year Deltona resident, Johnson is a Deltona High School graduate. She earned an Associate of Science from Daytona Beach Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida State University in Tallahassee. In addition, she received a Master of Nursing with an emphasis in leadership and management from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 
 
“I am excited to have Michele join our executive team at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial. Michele is a skilled leader who has worked in a variety of roles and has leadership experience in many areas. She brings an energy and passion to what she does, and is a driven performer who thrives on seeing her teams reach excellence,” said Rob Deininger, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial CEO. “Her track record of success in developing leaders, strategic planning, and engaging her teams is something that I know will help guide us into the future of healthcare. Having grown up in Deltona with Florida Hospital Fish Memorial as her community hospital, I am also excited that we will have one of our ‘own’ leading our nursing team!” 
 
Johnson is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing and second-largest nursing organization in the world. She is also a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, as well as the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives. 
 
About Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, serving more than 5 million patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial has 175-beds and is one of the seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region has 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. For more information about Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, visit www.FHFishMemorial.org.