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Wednesday Jan. 03, 2018
Broward Health Coral Springs Names New Chief Nursing Officer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Broward Health has named Carolyn Carter, MBA, BSHA, BSN, RN, as chief nursing officer (CNO) for Broward Health Coral Springs. In her position as CNO, Carter will be responsible for providing nursing and clinical leadership to further patient care functions and services within the hospital region as well as ensure that clinical staff needs are met.  Additionally, she will work with the system’s leadership teams to enhance Broward Health Coral Springs’ best practices for its hospital care services.

“Carolyn started at Broward Health and throughout her nursing career has demonstrated strong leadership skills,” said Beverly Capasso, interim president and CEO of Broward Health. “Her experience and commitment to quality nursing care will be important to help lead our team in shaping the future of Broward Health Coral Springs.”   

With more than 20 years of management experience, Carter most recently served as associate chief nursing officer at Jackson Memorial Hospital where she spearheaded cross-functional initiatives to achieve quality nursing outcomes.  She was also responsible for nursing processes and operations, including overall patient and staff satisfaction. 

For nine years she was Director of Nursing-Critical Care, Step-down and Dialysis at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Fort Lauderdale.  She oversaw more than 135 employees to ensure quality, efficient and safe nursing care, including the implementation of nursing processes for successful primary stroke certification and the achievement of the Beacon Award for Excellence designation for the Critical Care Unit.  She also worked at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Cedars Medical Center and North Ridge Medical Center in Miami, as well as the North Broward Health District. 

Carter holds a Bachelor of Science in health services from Florida Atlantic University. She also has a Master of Science in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Indianapolis, Indiana, and an MBA from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management in Addison, Illinois.   



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