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Joanna Conley

Chief Operating Officer Appointed for Poinciana Medical Center

Poinciana Medical Center announced that Joanna J. Conley, FACHE has been appointed as the company’s Chief Operating Officer effective March 1, 2012.

Conley has served as the Associate Chief Operating Officer and Ethics and Compliance Officer at Osceola Regional Medical Center since 2009. She took an active role in daily operations, construction management and ethics and compliance leadership. Conley has been in healthcare leadership for over eight years with previous experience in hospital strategic planning at Mission Hospitals in Asheville, North Carolina.

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Joanna to this important new position. She has played a key role at Osceola Regional Medical Center. Joanna’s solid track record, impressive accomplishments and experience made her the ideal candidate and will benefit Poinciana Medical Center tremendously,” said Kathryn J. Gillette, Chief Executive Officer of Osceola Regional Medical Center.

Conley’s initial responsibilities as the Chief Operating Officer include connecting with the Poinciana community and local businesses. She will oversee the construction of Poinciana Medical Center and will work to enhance the availability of medical services in the area. HCA’s total investment in the medical center is $65 million, and once fully operational in the next 18 months, it will employ 200 people.

Board certified in healthcare management, Conley is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and was awarded the North Carolina ACHE Early Careerist of the Year Award in 2007. Conley received a Master of Business Administration from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She also received a Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction in Public Health, Health Policy and Administration with Honors, and a Bachelor of Arts degree with Distinction in Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.