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Florida Hospital New Smyrna Names Chief Nursing Officer

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., February 6, 2017 – Florida Hospital New Smyrna has selected Dawn Lynch to serve as chief nursing officer (CNO), effective Feb. 13. 
 
In this role, Lynch will be responsible for the organization and administration of nursing care at the 112-bed New Smyrna Beach facility. 
 
With nearly 35 years of clinical experience, Lynch began her healthcare journey at Florida Hospital Orlando, serving in a variety of clinical roles. Since 2015, she has been the director of surgical services at Florida Hospital Orlando. Prior to that, she was the chief nursing officer for a critical access hospital in rural Montana.
 
A New Smyrna Beach resident, she earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southern Adventist University in Tennessee and a Master of Science Nursing with an emphasis in leadership and management from Walden University in Minnesota.
 
“Dawn is passionate about delivering holistic, patient-centered care. She is energized by the work of developing and nurturing high functioning teams,” said Ken Mattison, Florida Hospital New Smyrna CEO. “She was born with sand between her toes just down the shoreline in Melbourne and feels especially blessed to not only be living beachside, but to be called to serve in her own community – working alongside the staff, physicians and leaders at Florida Hospital New Smyrna.”
 
About Florida Hospital New Smyrna
Florida Hospital New Smyrna is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. With 112-beds, Florida Hospital New Smyrna is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 923 beds and more than 6,000 employees. For more information about Florida Hospital New Smyrna, visit www.FHNewSmyrna.org.