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AdventHealth has named Trish Celano, MSN, RN, senior vice president, associate chief clinical officer and chief nursing executive. She currently serves as senior vice president and regional chief clinical officer for AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division – North Region. She will join Brent Box, MD, as associate chief clinical officers for AdventHealth. As a team, they will be responsible for advancing the clinical strategy for the health system’s network of hospitals, physician practices, ambulatory and post-acute services. She will report to David Moorhead, MD, executive vice president and chief clinical officer for AdventHealth.
“Trish brings a breadth of experience and expertise to our executive leadership team,” said Moorhead. “Her extensive clinical knowledge and adept leadership abilities will help the organization provide consumer-centric, clinically excellent care that delivers on our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ.”
Celano has more than 25 years of nursing and patient care experience. Prior to her current role, she served as senior vice president and chief nursing officer for AdventHealth Orlando. Her experience also includes serving at AdventHealth for Children as the facility’s first chief nursing officer, where she led the hospital to earn a prestigious Magnet designation, which recognized the hospital for excellence in nursing.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Trish for several years and have been impressed with her ability to effectively lead large and diverse clinical teams,” said David Ottati, president/CEO, Central Florida Division – North Region. “Through her leadership we have continuously improved patient outcomes, and I am excited to see Trish in this new role.”
“It is a blessing to have the opportunity to serve the organization in this capacity,” said Celano. “I look forward to working collaboratively across the organization to further enhance our care quality and outcomes. It is an exciting time to be part of AdventHealth as we strive to foster wholeness in the communities we serve.”
Celano earned a master’s degree in nursing management from the University of Central Florida, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Delaware. She is active with professional nursing organizations and local community boards and has served as the president of the Central Florida Organization of Nurse Executives.
Celano and her husband, John, enjoy the outdoors, camping, fishing and shooting sports with their two sons.