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Chief Nursing Officer

Phone: (561) ***-****  
Email: s***@***.com
Local Address:  Loxahatchee , Florida , United States
HCA Inc.
One Park Plaza
Nashville , Tennessee 37203
United States

Company Description: HCA owns and operates approximately 179 hospitals and approximately 104 freestanding surgery centers in 21 states, England and Switzerland. We are dedicated to...   more

Employment History


  • master degree , nursing administration
    Barry University
  • bachelor's degree , nursing
    Barry University
  • M.S.N.
46 Total References
Web References
Archive News November 21, 2003 [cached]
At Monday's Palms West Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Palms West Hospital's Director of Nursing Silvia Stradi spoke about the state of the nursing profession locally and statewide.
Stradi said chamber members may not typically think about nursing or health care when they come to a business event, but she wanted to give them a better perspective on a growing and vibrant profession.
To start her talk, Stradi related the story about an elderly couple - a woman with Alzheimer's disease and a man who was to have surgery.They had been placed in separate rooms at Palms West Hospital.The woman got worse, and her children asked if her husband could come visit her.The nursing staff went one step further, and placed them together so that the husband was a comfort to his wife as she passed on.Stradi said that she told this story not to make everyone sad, but to give insight into what nurses do in conjunction with other hospital staff members.
Nurses provide direct care to patients in physical, emotional, psychological, supportive and spiritual ways, Stradi said, but they don't do it alone.They are part of the hospital team, composed of physicians, licensed practical nurses, physical therapists, nursing assistants, case managers, respiratory therapists and others.Although the doctors assume part of the care of the patient, nurses maintain overall responsibility because they are there around the clock, Stradi said.Nurses assess the patient and pick up on any nuances or changes and report those to the doctors.The nurses plan for and implement patient care and help with post-operative recovery, all while constantly evaluating what they have done to see if any changes are needed.
A total of 169,489 licensed nurses were reported in Florida in 2001.By 2002, that number had grown to 176,113 - meaning that about 7,000 nurses were added to the profession statewide over a one-year period.Stradi said that Florida ranked 31st in the number of RNs per 100,000 population, and the average age of nurses in Florida is 47.3, compared to the national average 43.3 - the nursing population is aging just like its patients.She said that the top challenge facing nursing schools is having more applicants than available resources, with some schools reporting four times more applicants than spaces available, and an insufficient number of faculty, clinical sites, classroom space and clinical preceptors.
However, efforts are underway at both the state level and at the hospital level to turn the tide and increase the number of nurses coming into the profession, Stradi explained.Statewide, the Florida Nursing Shortage Solutions Act was passed in 2002 to make it easier for students to repay loans and established a nursing scholarship program, she noted.The Florida Center for Nursing also was established to help people go into the profession, and the Sunshine Workforce Grant offers exploratory programs as early as middle school to develop an interest in nursing.
The Palm Healthcare Foundation, established two years ago as an independent community healthcare foundation, has committed over $3 million to combating the nursing shortage, Stradi said.Among the efforts are a partnership with Palms West Hospital for a number of activities including nursing scholarships, celebration of Nurses' Week in May, summits, dinners, workshops and efforts to reward and retain nurses.Stradi noted that the Palm Healthcare Foundation is working with schools and colleges to put together weekend and evening classes for interested adults who are already working.
Palms West Hospital also offers tuition reimbursement for anyone interested in nursing and has established other programs to retain good people and keep them interested in the nursing profession."We want to continue to promote the positive image of nursing," Stradi said.
Archive News September 14, 2001 [cached]
Chief Nursing Officer - Chief Executive Officer Heather J. Rohan announced that Silvia Stradi, R.N., M.S.N. has joined Palms West Hospital as chief nursing officer.
"Silvia Stradi is a proven professional who will make an immediate positive impact upon Palms West Hospital," said Rohan.
Silvia will be a significant contributor on our executive management team."
Stradi comes to Palms West Hospital from Cedars Medical Center in Miami where she served as associate vice president of Critical Care/Emergency Services.In addition, she also served as acting chief nursing officer at the facility for the past two years.
Stradi was selected as 2001 Fellow in the National Hispana Leadership Institute participating in "The Executive Program at Harvard University" and "The Center for Creative Leadership."As is the case with Palms West Hospital, her facility was also named one of the "100 Top Hospitals" in the nation for the year 2000.Her facility also received the STAR award from InPhynet Healthcare for being the top emergency department out of 276 evaluated.One of her areas of expertise has been to consistently reduce patient throughput time in the emergency area.
In addition to her management abilities, Stradi has authored several articles including "Continuous Fentanyl Infusion in Children Following Open Heart Surgery" and "Addiction to Surgery: A Nursing Dilemma," which have appeared in healthcare publications.
Stradi earned her master degree in nursing administration and her bachelor's degree in nursing from Barry University in Miami.
Silvia Stradi Returns to Palms West Hospital as Chief Nursing Officer - Palms West Hospital, 3 April 2008 [cached]
Silvia Stradi Returns to Palms West Hospital as Chief Nursing Officer
Silvia Stradi Returns to Palms West Hospital as Chief Nursing Officer
Loxahatchee, Florida, April 3, 2008 - Palms West Hospital is excited to welcome back Silvia Stradi, R.N., B.S.N. as Chief Nursing Officer to Palms West Hospital. Silvia most recently served as the Chief Nursing Officer at the University of Miami Hospital. Silvia's extensive healthcare background includes roles as Chief Nursing Officer at Cedars Medical Center from 2005-2007 and Chief Nursing Officer at Palms West Hospital from 2001-2005.
Bland Eng, Chief Executive Officer says, "Silvia's addition to the senior management team reinforces Palms West Hospital's continuing commitment to outstanding patient care, service to the community, and mutual collaboration with the Medical Staff."
Silvia is very excited to be joining the Palms West Hospital team once again.
"This event provides high school students ..., 18 Nov 2011 [cached]
"This event provides high school students with an opportunity to shadow registered nurses and provide a glimpse into their future career," said Silvia Stradi, Chief Nursing Officer at Palms West Hospital.
Management Team, 4 Aug 2010 [cached]
Silvia Stradi RN, MSN Chief Nursing Officer
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