Orlando Health to Join Us for Two Phase 3 Reopening Town Halls

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

A Message from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources

As we make preparations to enter Phase 3 and plan for the Summer 2021 term, we invite you to join us for one of two town halls with Orlando Health, our planning partner.

Valencia College is continuing to prioritize the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students and preserve the continuity of learning as we move forward with our phased approach to reopening. Currently, we are continuing to offer the majority of our courses online and reserving face-to-face for courses that are unable to be offered online.

As shared by Dr. Shugart in his College Update on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, our successful launch and implementation of our Phase 2 operations in both the fall and the spring semesters, and now with COVID-19 vaccinations becoming more widely available, we are making plans to gradually move into Phase 3.

To help inform our plans to transition to Phase 3, Orlando Health will join us for two town halls to provide an update on the coronavirus, the various strains of the virus, transmission data and impacts of the virus within schools and controlled settings. We look forward to engaging in discussions about our current cleaning and safety protocols, including any revised guidance on mask wearing, physical distancing, holding events and quarantining after travel.

Orlando Health Town Hall Event Details

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Location: Zoom

Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Time: 3 – 4 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Joining us from Orlando Health for these town halls will be Chief Quality Officer of Medicine Christopher Hunter, MD, and Chief Nursing Officer Kelly Edmondson, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, to answer our questions and assist us we continue to develop plans for a science-based approach for our reopening plans.

Dr. Hunter has held several positions at Orlando Health including assistant program director for the Orlando Health Emergency Medicine Residency and the medical director for the Orlando Health Air Care Team. He currently works with leadership and medical staff to develop and adopt an organizational culture of quality and safety.

Nurse Edmonson is a skilled healthcare leader with over 20 years of critical care, emergency and executive nursing practice. She collaborates closely with the healthcare team and nursing staff to drive sustained improvement in the patient experience, quality outcomes and the work environment.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from experts and get your questions answered. I look forward to seeing you there.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me at abosley@valenciacollege.edu or 407-299-5000, extension 8255. You may also contact Organizational Development and Human Resources at HR4U@valenciacollege.edu, or call the HR4U helpline at 407-299-5000, extension HR4U (4748), where an Organizational Development and Human Resources team member will be ready to assist you.

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