Rome, GA Redmond Regional Medical Center announces Lisa Wallace as the new Chief Nursing Officer effective November 1, 2013. Wallace replaces Kay Rhodes who returned to full time clinical practice as a Nurse Practitioner with Redmond's West Rome Family Care. Wallace earned her ASN degree from the College of Central Florida, her BSN from the University of Central Florida and her MSN from Research College of Nursing.

Wallace spent most of her career at Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)’s Ocala Medical Center where she started as an ICU and ER staff nurse. She later served as Nursing Supervisor, Director of the Diabetes Treatment Center and ultimately as a multi-department Director. In that role, Wallace had responsibility for a 60-bed medical-surgical unit with primarily orthopedic and bariatric patients, a 19-bed Neuroscience unit, a 5-bed boutique women’s services unit, and in- and out-patient wound care including hyperbaric services.

Wallace moved to HCA’s Parkridge East Hospital as Associate Chief Nursing Officer in 2010. In this role, she was instrumental in growing the hospital’s inpatient census by 30% each year. Thanks in part to Wallace’s good work, Parkridge East Hospital ranked #1 overall in the 2011 HCA Employee Engagement Survey. In addition to her work-related activities, Wallace has been active in the community serving as a March of Dimes Executive Board Member, a member of the American Diabetes Association, the AHA Heart Walk, and the United Way.

“Lisa brings with her a proven record of success. She is smart, experienced and compassionate” said John Quinlivan, Redmond Chief Executive Officer. “She impressed us all during her interviews and I feel very fortunate that she is now a member of our team.”

“In our company, Redmond is known for quality patient care and a family-like culture among the employees,” said Wallace. “I’m excited to be a part of this great team here at Redmond and am looking forward to becoming a part of the Rome community.” Lisa and her husband, Scott, have recently relocated to Rome. They have three grown children.