Citrus Memorial Hospital January 17, 2017

Citrus Memorial Hospital recently announced the appointment of Basia Puchala, RN, MSN as the director of its surgery and orthopedics floor.

Puchala served most recently as the Assistant Nursing Director for MedStar: Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. She has 34 years of nursing experience including positions at Citrus Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse in both the Critical Care Unit and Cardiovascular Recovery Room as well as the Manager of the hospital's Heart and Vascular Center Cardiovascular Recovery Room.

Puchala earned a Licensed Registered Nurse degree from Oswiecim Medical School in Oswiecim, Poland. After earning an Advanced Nursing Degree from Jagiellonian University Medical Academy in Cracow, Poland she served with the Polish Army Reserve as a Medical Unit Supervisor in Saudi Arabia, assigned to the coalition forces of Desert Storm.