New Nursing Executive Director

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., October 20, 2017 Florida Hospital New Smyrna has selected Karen Duncan to serve as executive director of inpatient and emergency department nursing. In this role, Duncan will be responsible for overseeing the nursing care provided in the 112-bed facility's inpatient units, including the intensive care unit (ICU), progressive care unit (PCU), and medical-surgical unit, as well as the 19-bed emergency department. Duncan has 24 years of nursing experience and most recently served as the executive director of surgical and diagnostic services at Florida Hospital New Smyrna. From 2006-2012, Duncan served as the director of the emergency and diagnostic services. A New Smyrna Beach resident, Duncan earned masters degrees in both nursing and business. In addition, she is a board-certified nurse practitioner, board certified emergency nurse, and a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, as well as the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. About Florida Hospital New Smyrna Florida Hospital New Smyrna 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 New Smyrna has 112-beds and is one 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. For more information about Florida Hospital New Smyrna, visit

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