Ft. Lauderdale, Florida– HCA East Florida announces the appointment of Francine E. Paschall as Chief
Nursing Executive (CNE). Paschall will work to establish the overall strategic
direction for the practice of nursing and nursing operations across the
Division. She will coordinate efforts fostering a culture of service and
an unparalleled patient experience demonstrated in quality and patient
“We are pleased to have Fran join our East Florida Division leadership
team,” said Michael G. Joseph, HCA East Florida Division President.
“She is a dynamic healthcare leader with more than 26 years of experience.”
Paschall comes to HCA East Florida from an affiliate HCA facility, Riverside
Community Hospital in the Greater Los Angeles area, where she served as
Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer for
the past six years.
Prior to her years with Riverside Community Hospital, she served as Interim
Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer at Los Robles
Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California; Vice President,
Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer at King’s Daughters Medical
Center in Ashland, Kentucky; Senior Regional Director for Fairview, Lakewood,
and Lutheran Hospitals Workforce Development at Cleveland Clinic Health
System, Western Region in Cleveland, Ohio and as Vice President, Patient
Care Services/Chief Nurse Executive at Lakewood Hospital in Lakewood, Ohio.
Paschall holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership from
American Sentinel University; a Master of Business Administration from
Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio; a Master of Science in Nursing, Acute
and Critical Care Nursing from Case Western Reserve University in
Cleveland, Ohio; an Associate Degree in Nursing from Lorain County Community
College in Elyria, Ohio; and a Bachelor of Arts, Sociology Major with
emphasis in Comprehensive Social Sciences at Cleveland State University
in Cleveland, Ohio.
HCA East Florida is the largest healthcare system in Eastern Florida and
an affiliate of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).
HCA East Florida has 14 hospitals, multiple ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices,
imaging centers and free standing emergency care facilities, as well as
a supply chain center and an integrated regional lab. Together,
HCA East Florida employs more than 18,000 employees and has nearly 7,000 physicians on staff.
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