Melissa Leamon, the chief nursing officer at Broward Health Coral Springs, started her career in 2004 as a patient care assistant while in nursing school. She currently leads all nursing operations at the community hospital, working closely with managers to consistently provide highly reliable care and assist in developing service lines based on community needs.

When asked what leadership means to her, Leamon said: “Being a leader is celebrating successes and reminding employees of the purpose of their work when feeling discouraged.”

Leamon welcomes the bedside staff to directly impact decisions making at Broward Health Coral Springs.

“Listening to people, cultivating collaboration, removing the barriers for employees so they can do the job they are passionate about is my responsibility,” she said.

Leamon has been recognized twice as Nurse of the Year. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has a master’s degree in business administration from Florida Atlantic University.