New ICU Nurse Manager at Florida Hospital Flagler

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PALM COAST, Fla., May 18, 2016 Florida Hospital Flagler has selected Carmen Bourdeau to serve as the nurse manager for the intensive care unit (ICU). In this new role, she is responsible for working closely with staff, physicians and leadership to achieve continued clinical excellence and ensure compassionate care is provided to patients.

Bourdeau has been a nurse for nearly 25 years and began her career at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey, as a nurse in the ICU. After several years, she began working for Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit where she cared for patients immediately following an open heart surgery. Here, she also served as a preceptor to new nurses and as chairperson of their shared governance committee.

She began working at Florida Hospital Flagler in 2009 and most recently served as the nurse manager for the medical/surgical unit on the Palm Coast hospitals third floor.

Carmen brings a proven track record of consistent success in patient experience, quality outcomes and specialized Joint Commission accreditation. During her tenure on the third floor, she has created and maintained a culture of growing leaders, amazing teamwork, quality outcomes and employee satisfaction and retention, said Denise Duty, Florida Hospital Flagler director of inpatient services. It will be very hard for her staff on the third floor and the physicians to see her move on, but she has created a strong foundation that they will continue to build upon. She will make a wonderful leader for the incredible talent and team that already exists in the ICU.

Bourdeau is a Palm Coast resident and graduate from St. Lukes School of Nursing in Bethlehem, Pa. Additionally, Bourdeau has earned her Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certification from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

About Florida Hospital Flagler

Florida Hospital Flagler is a member of AdventHealth, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. With 99-beds, Florida Hospital Flagler is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 899 beds and nearly 5,900 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community's overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements. For more information about Florida Hospital Flagler, visit

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