Boca Regional Chief Nursing Officer Honored with Board Positions

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 resource management.

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 ( 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.

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