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Wednesday December 11, 2019
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December 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 6

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Bethesda Hospital names Tracy Edelstein, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

November 14, 2019 — Tracy Edelstein, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, has been named vice president and chief nursing officer of Bethesda Hospital. In this role, she will lead the hospital’s nursing division and collaborate with the administrative team to execute the nursing strategic plan. She will also direct the Bethesda College of Health Sciences, which offers programs to prepare competent and caring health professionals by bridging the gap between education and clinical practice.
 
Dr. Edelstein brings more than 20 years of nursing experience to this leadership position. Most recently, she served as associate vice president of nursing services and interim regional chief nursing officer for Geisinger Health System in Scranton, PA. She also has extensive teaching experience, serving as an adjunct professor of nursing at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA.
 
“Tracy is a passionate and dynamic nurse leader who is committed to delivering high-quality care that enhances patient outcomes,” said Roger L. Kirk, FACHE, chief executive officer of Bethesda Hospital. “Our patients and families, nurses and hospital team will benefit greatly from her exceptional clinical, mentoring and leadership skills.”
 
Dr. Edelstein earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Nutrition Science from Syracuse University in New York, a Master of Science in Nursing from Pace University in New York City and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Carlow University.
 
About Bethesda Hospital
Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West are part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. 
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