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Florida Medical Center’s Comprehensive Stroke Center Nursing Team Receives Advanced Certifications

Mar 3, 2020

Stroke Center Nursing Team
Left to right:
Janice Montes, RN, neurosciences and stroke program manager; Gessy Adrien, RN; Justin Boise, RN, BSN, stroke program coordinator; Arlene Barrett, ARNP; Ingrid Toney-John, RN, nurse manager in the Neurologic Intensive Care Unit

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (December 21, 2015) – Florida Medical Center is proud to recognize six members of the Comprehensive Stroke Center’s nursing team for earning prestigious certifications.

Arlene Barrett, an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, recently passed the Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse exam. This significant achievement demonstrates her specialized experience and knowledge in caring for patients with neurological trauma and illness.

In addition to Barrett’s accomplishment, several other nurses on the team received recognition as Stroke Certified Registered Nurses. This achievement, attained by Janice Montes, RN, neurosciences and stroke program manager; Justin Boise, RN, BSN, stroke program coordinator; Gessy Adrien, RN in the hospital’s neurointerventional lab; Ingrid Toney-John, RN, nurse manager in the Neurologic Intensive Care Unit; and Allette Bonaney, RN also in the Neurologic Intensive Care Unit, represents a unique body of knowledge necessary for the practice of stroke nursing.

“We are truly honored to have nurses in our organization that continuously challenge themselves and set high clinical standards for the betterment of patient care,” said Gabrielle Finley-Hazle, CEO of Florida Medical Center.

As a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a member of the Advanced Neuroscience Network, Florida Medical Center has the technology and the expertise to make a fast and accurate diagnosis, in fact, nearly twice as fast.

“With the rapidly changing needs of our patients, promoting clinical specialty certification is crucial for the success of our stroke center,” said Ed Price, chief nursing officer at Florida Medical Center.

The team’s average door-to-treatment time is about 30 minutes compared to the American Heart Association's® national goal of 60 minutes*. For more information on Florida Medical Center’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, please call (954) 735-6000 or visit

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