Florida Hospital DeLand is pleased to announce Beth Hooks, RN, BSN, MBA as the new Emergency Department Director.
Hooks comes to DeLand from Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center and Gulf Coast Hospital in Ft. Myers, FL, where she was the Director of Emergency Services.
“I came to Florida Hospital DeLand because I felt everyone here truly walks the walk of the mission statement,” said Hooks. “The staff is very engaged in the department and is enthusiastic about doing whatever it takes to improve and grow. I believe in striving for excellence and feel this environment fosters that journey.”
As the Emergency Department Director, Hooks is involved in ensuring the department functions as a No Wait ER and that every patient receives the highest quality care possible in the most efficient manner. With over 24 years experience as a dedicated health care leader; expertise in strategic planning, operations improvement, team building and change management; and extensive ED nursing experience, she comes prepared for her new role.
“My goal is to make this the best ED to come to as a patient and to work in,” said Hooks.
Prior to Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center and Gulf Coast Hospital, she was the Director of Emergency Services at University Community Hospital, Tampa, FL. Before moving to Florida, Hooks was a Clinical Manager and Charge Nurse in the Emergency Department at Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster, MD, as well as the Executive Director of Access Carroll, Inc., a not-for-profit free clinic.
Hooks received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and her Masters of Business Administration from Mount St. Mary’s College in Maryland.
Florida Hospital DeLand, located at 701 West Plymouth Avenue in DeLand, was established in 1962 and is a 156-bed acute-care hospital. Florida Hospital DeLand is a part of the Adventist Health System; the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation and works to provide exceptional, patient-focused care to the DeLand community.