Maryam Hemmali, MBA, BSN, RN, ONC was appointed as the Orlando Health Corporate Nursing Practice Council Chair on January 2017. In this role, she is responsible for leading the Corporate Nursing Practice Council, which is an interprofessional group consisting of the Nursing Practice Council chairs and vice chairs from each Orlando Health site, along with representatives from the departments of Nursing Administration, Supply Chain, Regulatory, Clinical Informatics, Pharmacy, and Learning and Development. This council influences nursing practice to provide quality patient outcomes across the organization.
Ms. Hemmali is a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma Center. Previously, Ms. Hemmali worked on the Orthopedic Surgical-Trauma nursing unit, where she collaborated with her colleagues to streamline processes, improve patient outcomes and enhance the patient experience for the total joint replacement patient population. In addition to the Corporate Nursing Practice Council, Ms. Hemmali serves on the Nursing Operational Redesign Council, the Nursing Medication Management Subcommittee, the ORMC Emergency Department Nursing Practice Council, and the Emergency Department Documentation and Technology Committee. Ms. Hemmali has collaborated on several projects to simplify and streamline nursing documentation, as well as examine and improve processes related to medication administration.
Ms. Hemmali is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University with a Master of Business Administration degree and a graduate from the University of Central Florida with Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Ms. Hemmali is board certified as an Orthopedic Nurse by the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses.
In 2016, Ms. Hemmali received the Orlando Health Nursing Excellence Award and presented a poster with fellow creators titled Falls Reduction in Orthopedics at the 2016 Orlando Health Nursing Excellence Conference.
“I’m deeply honored to serve as the chair of the Corporate Nursing Practice Council because of the impact frontline nurses make in advancing nursing practice for their patients. Serving on nursing practice councils has given me an opportunity to collaborate with my colleagues and make decisions that influence and drive changes in nursing practice across the organization. Additionally, I have gained key leadership skills and opportunities to empower my peers to be engaged in improving nursing practice through innovation and process improvement. Personally, it’s inspiring to work with such passionate and empowered nurses. I firmly believe that taking ownership of advancing nursing practice and improving patient outcomes through shared governance has ultimately made me a better nurse”.