Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital has named Stacy Jemtrud, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, CNL as its chief nursing officer.

Ms. Jemtrud previously served as senior director, magnet and patient care services professional practice, since 2022, where she established a system-wide leadership development program for clinical assistant nurse managers, led the implementation of an advanced digital rounding platform and played a pivotal role in securing Magnet® designation for multiple Orlando Health facilities.

“As chief nursing officer, Stacy will provide leadership for activities, processes and policies that support high-quality patient care for nursing and other clinical teams,” said Brian Wetzel, president of Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital.

Ms. Jemtrud joined Orlando Health in 2000 and has more than 30 years of experience as a registered nurse. She has served in progressive leadership roles, including patient care administrator and nursing operations manager for children’s emergency and trauma at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital and six years in emergency services at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Jemtrud earned a bachelor’s, master’s and Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Central Florida. She has earned certifications as a Nurse Executive, Advanced (NEA-BC) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and Executive Nursing Practice (CENP) from the American Organization for Nursing Leadership.

Ms. Jemtrud has published and presented nationally on the topics of neonatal intensive care unit care, emergency nursing and nursing recognition.

She began her new role on July 1.

More About Orlando Health

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for Central Florida’s only pediatric and adult Level I Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level II Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of one of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care units, one of the only systems in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows.

The 3,487-bed system includes 17 hospitals, 10 free-standing emergency rooms and nine Hospital Care at Home programs. An additional four hospitals and six free-standing emergency rooms are coming soon. The system also includes 10 specialty institutes, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 375 outpatient facilities that include physician clinics, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. More than 4,950 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 29,000 team members and more than 1,500 physicians.

In FY 23, Orlando Health cared for 197,000 inpatients and 6.6 million outpatients.  The healthcare system provided nearly $1.3 billion in total impact to the communities it serves in the form of community benefit programs and services, Medicare shortfalls, bad debt, community-building activities and capital investments in FY 22, the most recent period for which this information is available.