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Joanna Conley Named CEO for Poinciana Medical Center

January 08, 2013

Poinciana, FL - Joanna J. Conley, FACHE, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Poinciana Medical Center, according to Peter A. Marmerstein, FACHE, President of HCA West Florida, effective January 1, 2013.  She has served as the hospital’s Chief Operating Officer since 2012, responsible for coordinating the construction of the new hospital and medical office building, recruiting the inaugural medical staff, and working with the Poinciana community and businesses to enhance the availability of medical services.

The $65 million Poinciana Medical Center will open in the summer of 2013 with 30 beds including a 6-bed intensive care unit.  The two-story, approximately 110,000 square foot hospital was initially approved in 2007 and has been designed for future expansion to meet the needs of this growing community. Once fully operational, the hospital will employ 200 full time staff members and attract new physicians to the community.  The hospital will offer a broad range of services including 24-hour emergency care, cardiac catheterization, and inpatient and outpatient surgery.

Conley initially joined Osceola Regional Medical Center, a sister HCA facility in Kissimmee, in 2009 as the Associate Chief Operating Officer and Ethics and Compliance Officer.  She has more than nine years of healthcare leadership experience including hospital strategic planning at Mission Hospitals in Asheville, North Carolina. 

Board certified in healthcare management, Conley is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and was awarded the North Carolina ACHE Early Careerist of the Year Award in 2007.  She received a Master of Business Administration from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, a Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction in Public Health, Health Policy and Administration with Honors and a Bachelor of Arts degree with Distinction in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Her community involvement includes serving on the Poinciana Area Council, Rotary Club of Kissimmee South/Poinciana, Junior League of Greater Orlando, and Poinciana YMCA. She was recognized as an Osceola Woman Magazine 40 under 40 Honoree and is a graduate of Leadership Osceola County.

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