September 26, 2019
Kissimmee, FL — Amber Smith has joined Poinciana Medical Center, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare’s North Florida Division – Orlando Market, as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).
In her new role, Smith will be responsible for key administrative duties, as well as maintaining the highest clinical and patient care standards. She will also lead the nursing team by upholding best practices and cultivating a professional, collaborative work environment. Additionally, Smith will serve as an advisor to executive leadership and act as a liaison to ensure effective communication among administration, nurses and physicians.
Smith comes to Poinciana Medical Center with 19 years of experience in the medical field. Most recently, she served as Assistant Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) at HCA Healthcare’s Ft. Walton Beach Medical Center. Prior to that, she acted as Critical Care Director at Oviedo Medical Center, also within HCA Healthcare’s Orlando Market. She holds a MSN and is expected to receive a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Walden University in December 2020.
“The role of CNO not only requires an extensive understanding of patient care procedures and policies, but strong leadership skills,” said Poinciana Medical Center CEO Chris Cosby. “Amber’s diverse medical background in different types of facilities provides valuable organizational insight. This expertise helps us to ensure that our staff is well-supported, and aids in our ongoing mission to provide innovative, compassionate healthcare in our community.”