February 04, 2013
New Clinical Effectiveness Quality Manager
DELAND – Florida Hospital DeLand has selected Melissa Gaston, RN, BSN, to serve as Quality Manager for Clinical Effectiveness.

In her new role, Gaston will lead the Clinical Effectiveness team and is responsible for the management of performance improvement programs such as core measures, Quest/Partnership for Patients and other clinical process measures.

Gaston most recently served as the Performance Improvement Coordinator at Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast where she collected and aggregated data for various performance improvement initiatives and functioned as the Adventist Health System Patient Safety Organization Liaison. Gaston also coordinated the physician peer review and FPPE/OPPE programs.

Gaston, an Ormond Beach resident, graduated from Daytona Beach Community College in 2001 with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. In 2008, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Jacksonville University. She is a member of the Florida Association for Healthcare Quality and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Gaston is currently pursuing her Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality certification.

About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand, located at 701 West Plymouth Avenue in DeLand, was established in 1962 and is a 156-bed full service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services as well as 24-hour emergency and critical care. Florida Hospital DeLand is a part of the Adventist Health System; the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation and works to provide exceptional, patient-focused care to the DeLand community. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, as well as Disease-Specific Care Certified by the Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery.  Florida Hospital DeLand is Chest Pain Accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and is a certified Stroke and PCI Center. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit

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