Orlando Health Magnet Program Director Appointed to American Organization for Nursing Leadership 2020 Board of Directors

Orlando, FL (November 18, 2019) – The American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) appointed Joy Parchment, PhD, RN, system director of the Magnet program at Orlando Health, as a member of its 2020 leadership board. The organization boasts a membership of 9,800 nurse leaders from around the country and acts as a voice for nursing leadership in healthcare.

Parchment serves as system director of the Magnet program at Orlando Health, a designation given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center that recognizes organizations demonstrating nursing excellence and exemplary patient care. In addition to attracting highly qualified team members, Magnet hospitals offer nurses an environment focused on innovation and professional development. To date, only eight percent of all hospitals in the country hold this designation.

In addition to providing nurses nationwide with educational opportunities to further professional development, AONL advocates for conditions to improve the quality of patient care and provides nurses throughout the country with educational opportunities to encourage career advancement. Parchment, along with the rest of the six-member board, will serve a two-year term starting next year.

About Orlando Health

Orlando Health is a $3.8 billion not-for-profit healthcare organization and a community-based network of hospitals, physician practices and outpatient care centers across Central Florida. The organization is home to the area’s only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics, and is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals. More than 3,100 physicians have privileges across the system, which is also one of the area’s largest employers with more than 20,200 employees who serve more than 167,000 inpatients, more than 2.7 million outpatients, and more than 20,000 international patients each year. Additionally, Orlando Health provides more than $620 million in total value to the community in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at www.orlandohealth.com.