Orlando Health South Lake Hospital Names New Chief Nursing Officer

Clermont, FL (April 22, 2024) – Orlando Health South Lake Hospital has named Carolyn Scott as its chief nursing officer.

Carolyn Scott

“We are thrilled to have Carolyn on board in this role,” said Lance Sewell, president, Orlando Health South Lake Hospital. “Her extensive clinical experience and patient-centered approach give us the utmost confidence that she will lead our nursing teams with excellence.” 

Ms. Scott comes to Orlando Health South Lake with 20 years of progressive experience in the healthcare industry.  Most recently, she served in a nursing leadership position at Emory Healthcare at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.  Prior to that, she served in a variety of leadership roles at Wake Forest Baptist Health, Memorial Health University Medical Center and Carolinas Healthcare System. 

Ms. Scott has her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership from the University of Central Florida, as well as a master’s in business administration from Mercer University. She received her bachelor of science in nursing from Excelsior College and associate of science in nursing from Florida Keys Community College.

She began her role on April 22. 


About Orlando Health

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $9.6 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for Central Florida’s only pediatric and adult Level I Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level II Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of one of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care units, one of the only systems in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows.

The 3,487-bed system includes 33 hospitals and emergency departments – 26 of which are currently operational with seven coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 375 outpatient facilities that include physician clinics, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. More than 4,950 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 29,000 team members and more than 1,400 physicians.

In FY 23, Orlando Health cared for 197,000 inpatients and 6.6 million outpatients.  The healthcare system provided nearly $1.3 billion in total impact to the communities it serves in the form of community benefit programs and services, Medicare shortfalls, bad debt, community-building activities and capital investments in FY 22, the most recent period for which this information is available.

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