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New Director of Inpatient Services

PALM COAST, Fla., October 18, 2018 AdventHealth Palm Coast has named Julie Banker as the hospitals new director of inpatient services.

In her new role, Banker will oversee all inpatient services. Her role will also include providing direction and leadership to nursing and ancillary staff, as well as supporting educational growth and development within the nursing team.

With nearly 30 years of nursing experience, Banker is passionate about leading as a mentor and supporting nurses in their efforts to provide safe, high-quality care to patients.

Banker most recently served as the director of nursing for the physician office practices at Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida on Florida’s west coast.

A resident of Palm Coast, Banker is a registered nurse and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Science degree in Nursing, with a nursing leadership focus, from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

Additionally, she is certified in Lean Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma is a team-focused managerial approach that seeks to improve performance by eliminating waste and defects.

She is also a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). A subsidiary of the American Hospital Association, AONE provides leadership, professional development, advocacy and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence and shape public policy for health care nationwide.

About AdventHealth Palm Coast

Florida Hospitals parent company, Adventist Health System, has announced that it will soon change its name to AdventHealth. Based in Altamonte Springs, Adventist Health System is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospital campuses in nine states and more than 80,000 employees. As of Jan. 2, 2019, AdventHealth Palm Coast will adopt the AdventHealth name and logo. This name change is not the result of a merger, acquisition or change in ownership, but part of our efforts to help consumers easily identify AdventHealth’s care locations and services. We remain steadfastly committed to delivering whole-person care for the mind, body and spirit and our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ remains the same.

Located in Palm Coast, AdventHealth Palm Coast has 99-beds and is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region.