Orange Park Medical Center, is pleased to announce that Kathy Neely, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC was recently named as its new Chief Nursing Officer. Ms. Neely had been serving as the Interim Chief Nursing Officer for the past several months prior to this appointment.

Ms. Neely has many years of nursing and executive leadership experience including HCA Healthcare’s Wesley Medical Center and Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. “With her strong leadership and commitment to providing quality care to patients, she has led the development of nursing leadership initiatives and garnered improvement in physician satisfaction with nursing services among many other things” says Lisa Valentine, Chief Executive Officer at Orange Park Medical Center. “During her time here she has already had a positive impact on the hospital.”

Ms. Neely earned a Master’s in Psychiatric Nursing from the University of Illinois, a Master’s in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Loyola University.