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Candace Eden

Candace Eden



  • Active licensed RN with 40 years of experience; (licensed in FL & GA).
    Primarily emergency, cardiac, open-heart bedside nursing skills, worked in trauma center, tertiary care centers, community hospitals, oversight for ambulatory care sites and opened free-standing new pediatric hospital.
  • Nursing, Quality & Patient Safety Executive Leadership positions last 13 years.
    Nurse manager/opened cardiac observation unit; with pre-cath, post-cath and observation patient population. Licensed Risk Manager since 1997, director roles in quality & patient safety, executive role as patient experience clinical consultant for HCAPHS scores.
  • Highly skilled in Change Management tactics.
  • Experience in development, implementation and reconsideration of Performance Improvement and regulatory processes and measures.

Professional Experience

  • Corporate Director/Quality and Regulatory Performance, Advent Health, corporate office, Altamonte Springs, FL, USA
  • Executive Clinical Consultant, Avatar (now Press Ganey), Lake Mary, FL, USA
  • Director of Quality, Risk Management & Patient Safety, Kaiser Permanente, GA Region, Buckhead, GA, USA
  • Director of Risk Management, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando, FL, USA
  • VP of Quality & Patient Safety, Northside Hospital, St Petersburg, FL, USA
  • Corporate Director Patient Safety, Orlando Health, Orlando, FL, USA

Professional Affiliations or Certifications

  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), member and on Patient Safety Committee
  • Fellow, American Society of Risk Management (FASHRM)
  • Certified Professional in HealthCare Risk Management (CPHRM)
  • Nurse Executive-Board Certified (NE-BC)
  • Certified Professional Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
  • Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS)
  • Certified in PROSCI Change Management
  • Patient Safety Executive Development Program, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Master Trainer for TeamSTEPPS
  • Former President (2020-21) & Board Member (2014-current) Florida Society of Healthcare Risk Management & Patient Safety (FSHRMPS)
  • Florida Nurse Executives
  • Florida Nurses Association
  • Former member of Florida Hospital Association Quality & Patient Safety Committee (2018-2021)


  • Associate of Science Nursing, Broward Community College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Bachelor of Nursing, Florida Southern University, Lakeland, FL, USA
  • Master of Nursing, University of Phoenix, Orlando, FL, USA
  • Doctorate in Nursing Practice, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA