Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – HCA East Florida announces the appointment of Francine E. Paschall as Chief Nursing Executive (CNE). Paschall will work to establish the overall strategic direction for the practice of nursing and nursing operations across the Division. She will coordinate efforts fostering a culture of service and an unparalleled patient experience demonstrated in quality and patient satisfaction outcomes.

“We are pleased to have Fran join our East Florida Division leadership team,” said Michael G. Joseph, HCA East Florida Division President. “She is a dynamic healthcare leader with more than 26 years of experience.”

Paschall comes to HCA East Florida from an affiliate HCA facility, Riverside Community Hospital in the Greater Los Angeles area, where she served as Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer for the past six years.

Prior to her years with Riverside Community Hospital, she served as Interim Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California; Vice President, Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky; Senior Regional Director for Fairview, Lakewood, and Lutheran Hospitals Workforce Development at Cleveland Clinic Health System, Western Region in Cleveland, Ohio and as Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nurse Executive at Lakewood Hospital in Lakewood, Ohio.

Paschall holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership from American Sentinel University; a Master of Business Administration from Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio; a Master of Science in Nursing, Acute and Critical Care Nursing from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio; an Associate Degree in Nursing from Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio; and a Bachelor of Arts, Sociology Major with emphasis in Comprehensive Social Sciences at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.