HCA Florida Palms West Hospital Appoints Woodruff As New ACNO

Josh Woodruff

Josh Woodruff has been named as the new assistant chief nursing officer (ACNO) at HCA Florida Palms West Hospital, effective March 1.

Woodruff comes to Palms West Hospital after serving as the ACNO for HCA Florida Kendall Hospital, a 447-bed acute care facility in Miami-Dade County, where he also served as the interim director of the surgical and orthopedic floors.

While at Kendall Hospital, Woodruff was responsible for the 71-bed medical unit, opened two new medical/surgical floors, and helped the hospital realize an increase in patient experience scores. Woodruff has been with HCA Healthcare since April 2020.

Before that, Woodruff spent five years as a nursing director at Venice Regional Bayfront Health in Venice, Florida, from 2015 to 2020.

Prior to moving to Florida, Woodruff was an RN with the bariatric program at the Ohio State University and an assistant director of nursing for a care and rehabilitation facility in Ohio. He earned his LPN and RN from the Hondros School of Nursing, his BSN from Western Governors University and his MSN from Western Governors University.