New Critical Care, Neurosciences Nursing Director

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., August 30, 2017 Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center has selected Melissa Gaston to serve as director of nursing for neurosciences and critical care.

In this new role, Gaston is responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating the clinical practice activities for the Daytona Beach hospitals critical care and medical/surgical units with a specific focus on the intensive care unit, surgical progressive care unit, surgical nursing unit and the new neurosurgical progressive care unit, which is slated to open in late 2017.

Gaston began her career with Florida Hospital in 1995 as an emergency department technician. In 2001, she became a registered nurse.

Most recently, she served as director of clinical effectiveness, education and infection prevention at Florida Hospital DeLand and oversaw key hospital initiatives, including quality, clinical education and infection prevention.

A Pierson resident, Gaston graduated from Daytona Beach Community College with an associates degree in nursing. In 2008, she earned a bachelors degree in nursing from Jacksonville University.

She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the Florida Association for Healthcare Quality.

About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, serving more than 5 million patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center includes the 327-bed facility in Daytona Beach, as well as Florida Hospital Oceanside with 80 beds in Ormond Beach. Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and Florida Hospital Oceanside are two of the seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region has 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees.

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