Heather Bentley Long, M.S.N., appointed CEO of UF Health Central Florida

Heather Bentley Long, M.S.N., designated chief executive officer of UF Wellness Central Florida

Heather Bentley Long, M.S.N., has actually been called president of UF Wellness Central Florida.

“In Heather’s brand-new function, we are placed to increase development as well as make certain the very best feasible individual experience as well as top quality results in the Central Florida neighborhoods, an emphasis that goes to the heart of our goal as well as our deep dedication to the area,” stated David Nelson, M.D., elderly vice head of state for health and wellness events at UF as well as head of state of UF Wellness.

Long will certainly direct UF Wellness Central Florida, that includes UF Wellness The Towns® Healthcare Facility, UF Wellness Leesburg Healthcare Facility as well as the UF Wellness outpatient network, to enhanced functional effectiveness as well as boosted top quality of like ideal satisfy the demands of our clients as well as will certainly remain to position these big neighborhood health centers for lasting success, Nelson stated.

“Regional management as well as administration are best placed to attend to these demands while leveraging the benefits a scholastic health and wellness system uses, consisting of quick accessibility to specialized as well as subspecialty treatment as well as to medical tests not offered somewhere else,” he stated. 

From the minute she signed up with UF Wellness Central Florida in June 2021 as primary running policeman, Long has actually had a particular concentrate on growing a society of quality as well as supporting synergy as well as staff member involvement throughout all aspects of the healthcare system in Central Florida.

This all-natural advancement after a time of analysis as well as analysis mirrors Long’s management of UF Wellness Central Florida’s medical as well as functional feedback throughout the pandemic. She has actually additionally led considerable functional enhancements, consisting of the current launch of impressive, the brand-new digital health and wellness document.

“I am thrilled concerning the structure we have actually implemented to take us right into the months as well as years in advance, with the key objective of progressing the top quality of the treatment we provide as well as boosting our individual experience trip,” Long stated. “We have an amazing opportunity to check out as well as broaden ingenious strategies to care in your area, while additionally enhancing research study chances as well as sustaining a healthy and balanced way of life. This will certainly enable broadened health and wellness as well as health solutions to be offered in your area to location homeowners, while supplying hassle-free accessibility to much more complicated treatment need to it be called for. My objective is to make certain every single person that pertains to us for treatment obtains thoughtful treatment with the highest degree of ability as well as proficiency, together with an experience that I would certainly anticipate for my very own family members. We will certainly not opt for anything much less than the very best.”

With a straight coverage partnership to UF Wellness Shands acting chief executive officer Jim Kelly, Long will certainly remain to be accountable for leading tasks to assist in smooth individual treatment throughout solution lines while enhancing economic efficiency, company development as well as top quality results rooted in collective as well as interdisciplinary procedures concentrated on safety and security as well as evidence-based treatment.

“Heather makes every effort daily to guarantee she is aiding to produce settings that permit medical professionals as well as those that sustain treatment at the bedside to do their ideal job, supplying phenomenal treatment as well as searching for function as well as worth in all they do,” Kelly stated.

Long has greater than three decades of experience in nursing as well as medical facility procedures as well as formerly offered in a variety of executive management placements with AdventHealth, consisting of as system elderly vice head of state, medical solutions as well as primary nursing policeman of severe treatment solutions for the Central Florida–South Area. Throughout her period with AdventHealth, she managed the building and construction of a brand-new multispecialty individual tower as well as effectively led a number of campaigns that expanded general individual admissions as well as considerably enhanced the company’s staff member involvement metrics as well as nationwide top quality scores.

She made a master’s level in nursing from Nova Southeastern College in Ft Lauderdale, a bachelor’s level in healthcare management from Webster College in Orlando, as well as an affiliate’s level in nursing from Lake-Sumter Area University in Leesburg. Long belongs to the American University of Health Care Execs as well as was a candidate for Modern Health care’s Leading 25 Females in Health Care Honor in 2019.

“As we get in the following stage of UF Wellness Central Florida’s development, we are positive that with Heather at the helm of our Central Florida-based exec group, we are well placed to supply outstanding individual like the homeowners of The Towns® as well as the Lake, Sumter as well as bordering neighborhoods,” Kelly stated.

Included Nelson, “I expect collaborating with her as well as the skilled medical professionals, registered nurses, healthcare companies as well as personnel in Central Florida on behalf of our continuous initiatives to supply on our guarantee for all that seek our treatment.”

Media call: Andrea Sellers, asellers@shands.ufl.edu, 352-323-5527

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