Kissimmee, FL – Rick R. Naegler has been named Chief Nursing Officer of Osceola Regional Medical Center.

Naegler most recently served as the Chief Nursing Officer at HCA’s Lake City Medical Center in Lake City Florida. Naegler was previously Assistant Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Critical Care at HCA’s Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee.

Before joining the HCA system, Naegler held Director of Nursing positions at Archbold Medical Center in Thomasville, Georgia; and St. John’s Health System in Springfield, Missouri. He had also served as Director of the Post Anesthesia Care Unit at St. John’s Health System and was the Vice President of Operations at Total Healthcare Services, also in Springfield.

Naegler began his healthcare career as an RN at St. John’s. He received his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska, in 2009. He had previously earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, as well as his Associates of Applied Science/Nursing.

A member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Naegler is also an active member of Rotary International.

“We are pleased to welcome Rick to our hospital family. He brings with him extensive leadership experience and a contagious enthusiasm for patient centered healthcare. As our new CNO, he will ensure that Osceola Regional continues to excel at providing quality care and service to our patients and their families,” Robert Krieger, CEO at Osceola Regional Medical Center said.