Robin McGuinness is Named Regional Chief Clinical Officer for the Florida Hospital West Florida Region

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McGuinness brings executive nursing leadership experience, clinical operations and more than 34 years’ in nursing to her new role.

Robin McGuinness

Robin is a transformational leader. Her vision and creativity will help us achieve our regional goals and keep patients as the number one priority.

Florida Hospital has named Robin McGuinness as the Regional Chief Clinical Officer for the Florida Hospital West Florida Region. McGuinness brings experience in executive leadership and clinical practice, as well as a successful track record in leading and engaging staff, physicians and leaders.

In her new role, that officially begins December 12, 2016, she will set the vision and strategy for nursing care and clinical services for the Florida Hospital West Florida Region. She will also provide leadership to assure the best clinical work processes that are both efficient and cost effective through all clinical care areas including: nursing, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, radiology and imaging.

“Robin is a transformational leader. She understands and has the skill set to build and sustain high performing teams. Her vision and creativity will help us achieve our regional goals and keep our patients as the number one priority. We are excited to have someone with her talent and expertise join our team,” said Mike Schultz, Florida Hospital West Florida Region President & CEO.

McGuinness will also continue to serve as the Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Florida Hospital Carrollwood, a 120-bed community hospital. As part of the senior leadership team, she has direct oversight of clinical operations, inpatient nursing, surgical services, emergency services, laboratory, pharmacy, therapy services, imaging and cardiology. Florida Hospital Carrollwood received the Florida Hospital Association award for Leadership in Quality and Safety in 2014 and 2015.

Prior to her executive leadership role at Florida Hospital Carrollwood, McGuinness served as the Chief Nursing Officer at Venice Regional Medical Center, a 312-bed community hospital located in Venice, Florida. As a senior team member with direct oversight of operations on inpatient nursing, she stabilized nursing workforce with reduction in RN turnover from 28% to 12% in three years through creation of specialty programs, improved nursing orientation program and advanced education. The scope of the role included Surgical Services and Emergency Department operations, along with a team of 500 to manage and support. She also held leadership roles at Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center in Fort Myers, Florida. As well as New Britain General Hospital in New Britain, Connecticut.

“I am honored to be joining the Florida Hospital West Florida Region team and look forward to collaborating with the hospitals to continue to elevate patient care and clinical outcomes. I am proud to be part of a healthcare system with a reputation for excellence and innovation,” said Robin McGuinness, Florida Hospital West Florida Region Chief Clinical Officer.

McGuinness received her Doctor of Nursing Practice, Health Systems Leadership from Florida State University. She earned her MSN, Nursing Administration from the University of Hartford in West Hartford Connecticut and earned her BSN in Nursing from St. Joseph’s College in Windham, ME. She holds the professional certification of American Nurses Credentialing Center Board Certification as Nurse Executive. She has also received numerous awards and recognition throughout her career including Health Management Associates CNO of the Year and the Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing. McGuinness is currently a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

About Florida Hospital West Florida Region
The Florida Hospital West Florida Region is a not-for-profit 1,295-bed hospital system composed of 9 hospitals including Florida Hospital Carrollwood, Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Florida Hospital Tampa/Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Sebring, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Lake Placid and Florida Hospital Wauchula. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 26 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit

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