Williams Promoted to Chief Nursing Officer for Halifax Health

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (January 10, 2019) – Tonja Williams, MSN, DNP, RN has been named chief nursing officer for Halifax Health, a 678-bed community healthcare system based in Daytona Beach, Florida.

“Tonja Williams is a proven leader having successfully built her career working in nursing and administrative positions for more than 20 years.  She brings a wealth of educational experience to the Halifax Health team and we are pleased she has joined us to lead our very talented and dedicated nursing staff as we care for all members of our community,” says Alberto Tineo, senior vice president and hospital chief operating officer for Halifax Health.

A Halifax Health employee since 2017, Williams has 23 years of nursing and leadership experience in medical surgical, intensive care and emergency services as well as quality management.  Prior to her promotion to Halifax Health’s chief nursing officer, she served as the director of nursing for the medical surgical service line and director of operations with responsibility for Halifax Health – Emergency Department of Deltona.  Beginning in September 2018, Williams served as Halifax Health’s interim chief nursing officer.

Williams holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Organizational Leadership from Eastern Kentucky University and a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.  She currently serves as adjunct faculty at both Eastern Kentucky University and Indiana Wesleyan University.

Williams is a member of Sigma Theta Tau – the National Honor Society for Nursing.

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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