Cancer Treatment Centers of America® Global, Inc. (CTCA), a national comprehensive cancer care network of hospitals and outpatient care centers, has named Francine (Fran) Paschall, MBA, DNP, RN, CENP, as its Chief Nurse Executive. She will be based at the Boca Raton headquarters and report directly to President and CEO, Rajesh Garg, MD, JD.
Paschall previously served as Chief Nursing Executive for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) East Florida Division, and prior to that as Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer for HCA’s Riverside Community Hospital in California.
While at HCA East Florida Division, Paschall oversaw nursing practice and operations, led patient experience efforts, drove execution of division and corporate priorities, directed nursing executive and leadership development and was the subject matter expert on regulatory and compliance issues. Additionally, Paschall previously held nursing leadership roles across several other institutions including King’s Daughters Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic Health System and Lakewood Hospital.
“Fran brings a wealth of experience in all areas of nursing with a particular focus in developing a culture of clinical excellence,” said Dr. Garg. “She will be instrumental in enhancing CTCA’s patient-centric model and helping preserve the company culture as our network grows and expands.”
Paschall’s decision to join CTCA was largely based on an alignment with the company’s mission and vision. “Providing powerful and innovative therapies to heal the whole person, as well as providing hope and trust, are vital to care for our patients and their families,” Paschall said. “Nurses are central to this commitment, which is why I want to prioritize inspiring nurses to stay motivated through challenging times and ensure they believe in what they are doing to ensure meaningful and impactful work.”
As Chief Nurse Executive, Paschall will lead strategies to enhance patient care, quality and safety. She will represent the voice of the nursing staff and provide leadership to obtain and sustain Magnet Recognition®, the most prestigious distinction a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence, across the entire organization.
Paschall’s many achievements include being appointed by the Florida Governor in 2017 to serve on the State Board of Nursing. She has also authored numerous articles including “The Pivotal Role of Nurse Managers,” which appeared in the Journal of Nursing Administration.
Paschall holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership from American Sentinel University, a Master of Science in Acute and Critical Care Nursing from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Business Administration from Tiffin University in Ohio. In her spare time, Paschall enjoys being active and spending time with friends and family, including her four children and six grandchildren.