Tampa, FL – Memorial Hospital of Tampa, an HCA West Florida facility, announces the appointment of Molly Arau, MSN, RN, CCRN as the new Chief Nursing Officer effective June 19, 2017. Molly comes to Memorial Hospital from HCA’s Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, where she served as the Associate Chief Nursing Officer.
She brings to her new role more than 28 years of experience in positions from bedside nursing to administrative. Molly specialized in Critical Care for over 22 years and has worked for HCA for the past 17 years. In July 2014, Molly entered the Executive Development Program and relocated to Florida’s west coast as the Associate Chief Nursing Officer at Largo Medical Center. In May 2015, she was promoted to Chief Nursing Officer at Palms of Pasadena Hospital and in September 2016, she joined Northside Hospital as the Associate Chief Nursing Officer. In her nursing leadership positions, Molly has provided multi-department oversight, led Quality & Clinical Excellence initiatives, and implemented Emergency Department clinical enhancements and efficiencies.
Molly holds a Master’s degree in Nursing from Franklin Pierce University with a concentration in leadership. She also holds her certification in Critical Care Nursing.
Professionally, Molly is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She has been actively involved with charitable and community organizations including the United Way, American Heart Association, and Diabetes Foundation.