Flagler Hospital Names Mary Mantese Chief Nursing Officer
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (March 4, 2014) - Flagler Hospital is pleased to announce
the appointment of Mary Mantese to the role of Chief Nursing Officer.
In this capacity, Mantese will provide strategic leadership and serve
as the senior executive responsible for all nursing and other designated
patient care functions within the hospital. Her focus is to ensure the
highest quality of nursing care for our patients, while maximizing efficiency
and always providing world-class, compassion-driven experiences.
"We are very fortunate to have Mary leading our nursing team as CNO,"
stated Flagler Hospital President & CEO Joe Gordy. "Her talents,
insights and leadership as Vice President of Nursing have been instrumental
to our progress over the course of the past 5 years. This, combined with
her stellar record of success in top leadership roles at BJC HealthCare,
and her unwavering commitment to continuous improvement, clearly position
us to achieve great strides in the coming years."
Prior to joining Flagler Hospital in 2009, Mantese served in progressively
responsible roles at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical
Center and at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in St Louis Missouri.
Leadership experience includes an extensive span of clinical and ancillary
departments as well as a professional focus on patient safety, regulatory
compliance, and performance excellence. These roles include Vice President,
Interim Chief Operating Officer, and ultimately Administrator of Patient
Care Services & Chief Nurse Executive.
Dr. Mantese holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of
Alabama at Birmingham and a Master of Science in Nursing from St. Louis