Katie Palacios has been selected to serve as the director of strategic program management for the AdventHealth facilities in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties.
In this new role, Palacios is responsible for organizing and driving leadership strategies forward and ensuring alignment for strategic priorities across the AdventHealth Central Florida Division.
Palacios has five years of experience and began her career at AdventHealth Hendersonville in North Carolina.
She most recently served as the senior manager for CREATION Life at AdventHealth’s corporate offices. In this role, she was responsible for aligning employee wellness efforts across the entire AdventHealth organization using the framework of CREATION Life, a lifestyle transformation program that was created to help people improve their overall wellbeing, reach their goals, and live a full and complete life. As one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems, this role impacted AdventHealth’s 80,000 employees at nearly 50 hospitals within about a dozen states.
A Longwood resident, Palacios earned a Bachelor of Science in corporate/community wellness management from Southern Adventist University, as well as a master’s degree in public health from Andrews University.
Encompassing six AdventHealth hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties, the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region is the largest hospital system in the area with 1,196 beds and more than 8,000 team members. The North Region includes facilities in Daytona Beach, DeLand, Orange City, New Smyrna Beach, Palm Coast and Tavares. Formerly known as Florida Hospital, the organization’s parent company changed the name of all wholly-owned entities to AdventHealth on Jan. 2, 2019. Based in Altamonte Springs, AdventHealth is a connected system of care. With more than 80,000 team members, AdventHealth is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states. With the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit.