Oak Hill Hospital
May 19, 2016

Spring Hill, Florida (May 19, 2016) - Oak Hill Hospital announces the appointment of Cathy Edmisten, RN, MBA, as its new Vice President of Operations. Ms. Edmisten replaces Alejandro Romero, who has transferred to Medical Center of Trinity and will continue on in HCA's COO Development Program.

Cathy Edmisten's promotion is the result of her acceptance into HCA's COO Development Program. Ms. Edmisten will assume responsibility for those departments previously overseen by Alejandro Romero. In addition, she will assume responsibility for the volunteer and H2U programs at HCA.

Cathy Edmisten has a diverse nursing background in emergency services, nursing operations, nursing administration, and nursing finance. She has lived in Spring Hill for 30 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:

  • Assistant Chief Nursing Officer at Oak Hill Hospital
  • Chief Nursing Officer/Director of Clinical Services at University Community Health Long Term Acute Care Hospital in Connertown
  • 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, 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 retired Battalion Fire Chief Scott Edmisten. She has two children, two stepchildren, and five grandchildren.

Ms. Edmisten is a Board Certified Emergency Nurse. She is a member of several professional organizations including the American College of Healthcare Executives, Nature Coast Emergency Nurse Association, Florida Emergency Nurse Association, and is a technical advisory committee member of Pasco-Hernando State College. She is a long-standing member of the Kiwanis Club in Hernando County as well the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, and is a graduate of Leadership Citrus.

PHOTO: Cathy Edmisten, RN, MBA