Vice President, Nursing and Patient Care
Kelly Edmondson serves as Orlando Health’s vice president of nursing and patient care, helping to lead the organization in advancing nursing strategy and optimizing patient care. Before stepping into this role, Kelly served as the chief nursing officer of Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital. With more than 20 years of healthcare experience, from bedside nurse to nursing-leadership proficiency, Kelly has a reputation for enhancing innovation and emphasizing care. Before joining Orlando Health, 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, Kelly 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 and a master’s degree in nursing and healthcare administration from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. She is currently pursuing her PhD. Kelly is an affiliated member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives.