Southern Regional Announces New CNO


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).

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