HCA Florida West Marion Hospital has announced the appointment of Suha “Sue” DeLeon as Chief Nursing Officer, effective today.
In this role, DeLeon will work to advance the hospital system’s commitment to delivering high quality care through a focus on patient safety, developing cross-functional collaboration among nursing teams across hospital departments, and implementing evidence-based, innovative practices that further clinical operational excellence, according to a press release from the hospital.
Chad Christianson, Chief Executive Officer of HCA Florida Ocala Hospital, said, “We are excited to have Sue returning to the HCA Florida West Marion Hospital family. Sue’s proven commitment to people and nursing excellence is key to her success. She understands the culture of care at West Marion, and we are looking forward to the collaboration with our two hospitals and larger healthcare system.”
DeLeon most recently served as the Chief Nursing Officer at HCA Florida Citrus Hospital, an HCA Healthcare facility in Inverness that is recognized for its Heart and Vascular Center, Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence, Women and Baby Center, robotic surgery, and bariatric surgery.
DeLeon previously served as the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer at HCA Florida Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville for two years. Prior to her work at Memorial Hospital, she served in multiple roles at HCA Florida West Marion Hospital over the course of 11 years as the Director of Medical Surgical, Orthopedic, and House Supervision as well as Medical Surgical/Orthopedic Clinical Coordinator.
“I’m overjoyed to be coming home to Ocala and HCA Florida West Marion Hospital. The relationships I built here play a large part in who I am and how I lead nursing teams. I look forward to working alongside my friends and colleagues, expanding access to care for our neighbors,” said DeLeon.
Prior to HCA Florida West Marion Hospital, DeLeon worked as a medical surgical nurse at HCA Florida North Florida Hospital in Gainesville, and is a member of the American Nurses Association, National Association of Orthopedic Nurses, Florida Nurses Association, and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership. DeLeon earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, and her Master of Science in Nursing at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri.
HCA Florida Healthcare includes over 450 affiliated sites of care across the state, including HCA Florida Ocala Hospital (1431 SW 1st Avenue in Ocala) and HCA Florida West Marion Hospital (4600 SW 46th Court in Ocala). There are multiple freestanding emergency rooms in Marion and Sumter counties that are also a part of the HCA system:
- HCA Florida Maricamp Emergency (2897 SE Maricamp Road in Ocala).
- HCA Florida Summerfield Emergency (14193 U.S. 27/441 in Summerfield).
- HCA Florida Trailwinds Village Emergency (6131 Seven Mile Drive in Wildwood).
For more information, visit the HCA Florida Healthcare webpage.