IRMC Welcomes Linda Walton as Chief Nursing Officer

Friday, April 14th, 2017

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Linda Walton, MSN, RN, CENP

Vero Beach, FLA (April 14, 2017) — Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) welcomes Linda Walton, MSN, RN, CENP, as the new Chief Nursing Officer. In this role, she will oversee the development and implementation of clinical improvement processes, partner with key stakeholders to develop interdisciplinary teams and mentor nurse leaders within IRMC’s nursing staff.

“We are excited to welcome Linda to IRMC,” said Jeffrey L. Susi, President and CEO of IRMC. “She has a proven track record of communication and leadership abilities that together work to enhance the patient experience.”

Walton brings more than 30 years of nursing experience to IRMC, including three years in her most recent post as Chief Nursing Officer for South Lake Hospital.  She has also served in management roles for Orlando Health’s physician group, UW Health, the academic medical center for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and for Columbus Community Hospital.  Walton also served as a Commissioner Officer in the United States Army Nurse Corps where her last assignment had her stationed in Mosul, Iraq. Walton earned her MSN at University of Pittsburg in Pa.

“I am honored to join a great team dedicated to serving patients in our community,” Walton said. “I started my hospital career as a teenage auxiliary volunteer with IRMC and my career has come full-circle with my appointment as CNO.  I am excited about the future of this facility and the excellence that we can achieve together.”