Carrollwood, FL – Florida Hospital Carrollwood has named Deborah Kumar, RN, BA, BSN, MSN, as Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer.

A registered nurse with over 26 years of healthcare experience, Kumar has a solid track record of improving quality of care and patient experience within several multi-campus healthcare systems. In her new role, she will provide leadership, direction and oversight of our clinical nursing team. She will also lead continuous quality and process improvement and a balance scorecard in each clinical area, including quality of care and service, staff satisfaction, relations with physicians, financial performance and growth.

“This is a well-deserved promotion for Deborah, who has already made an impact on the quality of care in our critical care units and who brings proven strategic thinking, problem solving and analytical skills to her new role as CNO. and we are excited to have someone with her talent and expertise as a member of our leadership team,” said Joe Johnson, Florida Hospital Carrollwood President & CEO.

Deborah Kumar

Kumar has extensive experience in health system operational management with proven expertise in fiscal management, quality and performance improvement, and change management. She has received multiple professional awards and recognition including but not limited to, Visionary Leader Award – Nursing Management Congress; Clinical Manager of the Year – CHS; Professional Development Award – MCP; and, the Nursing Achievement Award – Allentown College.

She currently is a member of many professional organizations and has been published in or presented for leading industry groups like The Official Journal of the Center for American Nurses; Nursing Management Congress; Center for American Nurses’ LEAD Conference; ED Insider; and, Cardiac Insider.

“I am honored with this appointment and I look forward to working with the nursing and medical staff to ensure we deliver safe, quality care to every patient, every time,” said Kumar.

She achieved her Bachelors of Arts in Biology from Temple University, her BSN from Allentown College of St. Francis DeSales in Pennsylvania, and her MSN in Administration from DeSales University.

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