The team members and physicians at Palms of Pasadena Hospital are proud to welcome Brandy Hershberger, DNP, RN, CEN, as the hospital's new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).

Dr. Hershberger comes to us from Fawcett Memorial Hospital where she served as ACNO from April, 2016 to January, 2017. She has 13 years of high-performing healthcare leadership experience. Her expertise includes building and optimizing organizational processes, metrics, teams and departmental collaboration to maximize overall results.

Prior to her leadership at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hershberger also served as Trauma Program Director at Osceola Regional Medical Center, a 235- bed HCA facility, and as Executive Clinical Director of Surgical and Emergency Services at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital, a 59- bed hospital.

Additional experience includes the position of clinical instructor at a Level 1 trauma center at the University of Pittsburgh, Emergency Room Staff Nurse at UPMC Children's Hospital, and Clinical Manager, Emergency Room.

She earned a Doctorate of Nursing Practice with honors from Chatham University, a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor of Science at Mount Aloysius College, graduating cum laude.

Dr. Hershberger is a member and mentor of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Emergency Nurses Association and the Society of Trauma Nurses.

For an interview with Dr. Hershberger, contact the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at (727) 341-7545.