News | May 10, 2019

Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital Announces New CNO

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Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital has named Kelly Edmondson, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, as the new chief nursing officer and assistant vice president for Dr. P. Phillips Hospital effective May 13. In this position, Edmondson will oversee and coordinate the nursing department and its daily operations including ensuring the highest level of patient care is delivered to achieve performance goals.

Edmondson brings almost two decades of healthcare experience from bedside nurse to nursing-leadership proficiency and she has a reputation for enhancing innovation and emphasizing care. Prior to this appointment, she served as the CNO at Bon Secours Mercy Health/Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, Virginia. Under her leadership, the hospital earned significant recognition including both a safety grade of “A” and a “Top General Hospital” designation from the Leapfrog Group in 2018. In 2017, the hospital became Magnet Designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which demonstrates excellence in nursing and nursing culture.

“Kelly will be a great addition to our leadership team,” said Thibaut van Marcke, president of Dr. P. Phillips Hospital. “She has solid experience and an aptitude for developing strong teams that provide superior care and service. Her leadership will be invaluable as we strive to deliver on our vision of excellence.”

Originally from Ohio, Edmondson began her nursing career as a staff nurse before assuming the role of clinical manager in the emergency room at a hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She has a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University, a master’s in nursing and healthcare administration from Otterbein University, and she is currently pursuing her PhD. Edmondson is an affiliated member of the American Organization for Nurse Executives.

About Orlando Health
Orlando Health is a $3.4B not-for-profit healthcare organization and a community-based network of hospitals, physician practices and outpatient care centers across Central Florida. The organization is home to the area’s only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics, and is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals. More than 2,900 physicians have privileges across the system, which is also one of the area’s largest employers with more than 20,000 employees who serve more than 112,000 inpatients, more than 2.4 million outpatients, and more than 10,000 international patients each year. Additionally, Orlando Health provides more than $450M in total value to the community in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. For more information, visit

Source: Orlando Health