Kelly joined Orlando Health as the chief nursing officer of Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in May 2019. Edmondson brings almost two decades of healthcare experience from bedside nurse to nursing-leadership proficiency and she has a reputation for enhancing innovation and emphasizing care. Prior to this appointment, she served as the CNO at Bon Secours Mercy Health/Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, Virginia. Under her leadership, the hospital earned significant recognition including both a safety grade of “A” and a “Top General Hospital” designation from the Leapfrog Group in 2018. In 2017, the hospital became Magnet Designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which demonstrates excellence in nursing and nursing culture.
Originally from Ohio, Edmondson began her nursing career as a staff nurse before assuming the role of clinical manager in the emergency room at a hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She has a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University, a master’s in nursing and healthcare administration from Otterbein University, and she is currently pursuing her PhD. Edmondson is an affiliated member of the American Organization for Nurse Executives.