May 22, 2014
Spring Hill, FL – Oak Hill Hospital announces the promotion of Catherine Edmisten, RN, MBA, as Assistant Chief Nursing Officer. Ms. Edmisten previously held the position of Director of Oak Hill Hospital’s Emergency Care Center for exactly three years.
Ms. Edmisten has a diverse nursing background in emergency, telemetry, nursing operations, nursing administration, and nursing finance. She has lived in Spring Hill for 28 years and has held a wide range of healthcare management positions throughout Tampa Bay as well as major leadership positions within the community. Some of those positions include:
- Chief Nursing Officer/Director of Clinical Services at University Community Health Long Term Acute Care Hospital at Connerton
- Director of Nursing Support Operations, University Community Hospital, Tampa, Florida
- Director of Operations, Woodruff & Company, PA (CPA firm), Brooksville, Florida
- Charge Nurse at Oak Hill Hospital’s Emergency Department in 2000-2001
- 2010-2011 President of Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast
Ms. Edmisten received her Master of Business Administration degree from St. Leo University in St. Leo, Florida. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from St. Leo and an Associate of Science degree in Nursing with high honors from Pasco Hernando State College in New Port Richey. Ms. Edmisten is a Florida native, having been born in Dunedin, Florida. She is married to District Fire Chief Scott Edmisten, a firefighter/paramedic. She has two children, two stepchildren, and four grandchildren.
Ms. Edmisten is a Board Certified Emergency Nurse. She is a member of several professional organizations such as the American College of Healthcare Executives, Nature Coast Emergency Nurse Association, Florida Emergency Nurse Association, and is a technical advisory member of Pasco Hernando State College. She is a long standing member of the Kiwanis Club in Hernando County as well as the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, and is a recent graduate from Leadership Citrus.
In making the announcement Chief Nursing Officer Leanne D. Salazar, stated, “Cathy’s leadership attributes include resourcefulness, enthusiasm, empowerment, compassion, dedication, and motivation. She has a very strong background in healthcare finance and is strategically driven to help promote our nursing department to its next level. This is a well deserved promotion.”