Louise has served as chief nursing officer at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies since 2008. In that role, she has twice led the medical center in achieving MagnetÒ designation and was instrumental in Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies earning the international Baby-Friendly designation.
She joined the organization in 1983 as a night-shift nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center. Subsequently, she has held numerous leadership roles within the organization, ranging from nursing operations manager of the NICU and pediatric critical care units to patient care administrator for neonatal and newborn services.
Louise earned her nursing diploma from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Massachusetts and went on to complete her bachelor’s and master’s in nursing from the University of Central Florida. She is board certified as an advanced nurse executive.
Louise has served as central regional president and regional director for the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives. In 2012, she was honored with the Nursing Administration Award from the Florida Nurses Association.