Melissa Durbin, RN, MSN, NEA, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
at Boca Raton Regional Hospital has been elected to the board of two significant
nursing organizations in Florida. Ms. Durbin is now President of the South
Florida Organization of Nurse Executives (SFONE) and Secretary of the
Nursing Consortium of South Florida.
As SFONE President, Ms. Durbin will work to support nursing leaders in
South Florida through advocacy, education and leadership development.
The organization serves Broward/Dade and Palm Beach Counties in Region
I. She will serve as SFONE’s official representative and will preside
at all meetings.
Serving as Secretary of the Nursing Consortium of South Florida, Ms. Durbin
will work with the board of directors to actively identify and address
opportunities for strengthening the nursing community and to ensure adequate
access to high quality nursing services. The Consortium's mission
is to strengthen relationships between nurses (in practice and academic
settings), and also promote and facilitate collaboration among member
and other organizations.
“Melissa’s board elections are indicative of the professional
reputation she has among her peers in the region,” said Jerry Fedele,
President and CEO at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “Boca Regional
is most proud of her on these noteworthy recognitions.”
A seasoned professional with nearly thirty years in nursing practice and
leadership, Ms. Durbin is responsible for all nursing and other patient
care functions and services within Boca Regional. She manages the assessment,
planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of nursing practices
on a facility level, and is accountable for ensuring high quality, safe
and appropriate nursing care, competency of clinical staff and effective
Ms. Durbin received her Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing
with an emphasis in Nursing Leadership from Florida Atlantic University.
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (BRRH.com) with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff.
The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease
and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health,
emergency medicine and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art
diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive
Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
Boca Raton Regional Hospital was the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished
Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for 10 years running and
was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2011, 2012, 2013
and 2014, both by Healthgrades®. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was
also recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015–2016
Best Hospitals listing as a top-ranked hospital in the South Florida metropolitan
area for the fourth time in the last five years.
Alexandra Schilling, 561.955.4706