Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to welcome Cynthia Gamache,
DBA, RN, NEA-BC, as its new chief nursing officer, effective May 9, 2022.
“Cynde comes to us with great experience as a nurse executive,” said
Scott Raynes, MBA, MA, president and chief executive officer, Southeast Georgia Health System.
“She will be a superb leader and mentor to our Health System’s
outstanding nurses and her commitment to quality, compassionate care will
enhance the patient experience for those who trust us with their care.”
Gamache has more than 20 years of experience in progressive nursing leadership
and administrative roles and 16 years of clinical experience at the bedside.
Most recently, she served as the system chief nursing officer and vice
president at Baptist Hospitals, Inc., in Pensacola, Florida, where she
was accountable for strategic/operational direction of nursing practices
and clinical excellence for three hospitals, including a 492-bed trauma
center. She also played an integral role in developing patient safety
initiatives and clinical education programs and was instrumental in launching
multiple advisory and recognition programs. Prior to Baptist Hospitals
Inc., Gamache served as the chief clinical officer for Central Florida
Health Alliance in Leesburg, Florida, and chief nursing officer of St.
Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Gamache holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University
of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut; a master’s degree in Organizational
Administration from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas,
and a doctorate in Business Administration from Northcentral University
in Arizona. Additionally, Gamache has achieved certification as Lean Six
Sigma Green Belt. Lean is a nationally recognized methodology for setting
industry standards and best practices for workforce development and continuous
Gamache’s areas of responsibility at Southeast Georgia Health System
will include: medical/surgical patient care and intensive care units,
coronary care and progressive coronary care units, post-anesthesia care
units, inpatient and outpatient surgical services, outpatient endoscopy
center, pediatrics, dialysis, inpatient wound care, diabetes education,
pharmacy services, women and maternity care services, and the Emergency