Southern Regional Medical Center Announces New Chief Nursing Officer
Michael Zielaskiewicz, RN, BSN, MBA, has joined the staff of Southern Regional
Medical Center as its new Chief Nursing Officer. Zielaskiewicz brings
more than 35 years of experience as a chief nursing executive to take
the helm over nursing at the hospital.
“Michael will work to promote clinical excellence and exceptional
care for our patients. With his years of experience and his dedication
to quality care, we are confident that Michael will be a strong force
as he guides our clinical staff in delivering patient-centered care through
evidence-based nursing practices,” states Charlotte W. Dupré,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Regional.
Most recently, Zielaskiewicz was the interim System Chief Nursing Executive
for Central Maine Healthcare in Lewiston, ME, and Administrative Director
of Critical Care Services at West Virginia University Medical –
Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, WV. Zielaskiewicz has held
multiple leadership positions – including Chief Nursing Officer
and Vice President Patient Services – at hospitals in Georgia, Idaho,
Alaska, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Missouri, and Ohio.
Zielaskiewicz earned his MBA in Healthcare Management from American Century
University, Albuquerque, NM, and his MSN from Texas Woman’s University,
Denton, TX. He received his BS in Nursing from Kent State University, Kent, OH.
Throughout his tenure, Zielaskiewicz has earned several recognitions including
an appointment to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Education
and Practice (2004-2008) in Washington, DC, and recipient of Georgia Organization
of Nurse Executives Leadership Award (2001).