Salamone Hired as Chief Nursing Officer at Park Royal Hospital

January 17, 2014 CONRIC PR

Mike Evans, CEO of Park Royal Hospital, is pleased to announce that Darlene Salamone, MSN, RN, has been hired as Chief Nursing Officer.

Salamone is an accomplished leader with experience as a department head, risk manager, infection control nurse and staff development director. She began working for Park Royal Behavioral Health Services as interim Chief Nursing Officer in November and recently was hired permanently for that position. She has been a director of nursing and assistant director of nursing at senior facilities in Naples and New York.

Darlene SalamoneHer clinical experience encompasses acute medical and psychiatric settings. She was a staff nurse at Union Hospital in Bronx, N.Y. As an emergency room nurse at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, Salamone trained and became a registered nurse working with clinical and psychiatric emergencies. She has also been a staff and charge nurse in pediatrics, psychiatric rehabilitation and nursing homes. As a renal transplant staff nurse at Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y., Salamone worked pre- and post-operatively with both donors and recipients. She has also been a clinical and classroom nursing instructor and developed teaching modules for high acuity patients, completing a grant from the New York Department of Health.

Salamone holds a bachelor of science in nursing from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y., and a master of science in nursing with specialization in leadership and management from Walden University in Minneapolis, from which she graduated with a 4.0 average.

She is a member of the Florida State Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in nursing and the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination.

About Park Royal Behavioral Health Services
Park Royal Hospital opened in February 2012 as a freestanding behavioral health facility providing life-changing care to adults and seniors who need help coping with life’s challenges. As part of the Acadia Healthcare group, Park Royal Hospital is a 103-bed facility offering clinical programs that help a patient return to a full and productive life. The facility offers a full range of services, including inpatient and intensive outpatient programs. The hospital treats both adult and geriatric patients for depression, anxiety and mood disorders, memory issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, and co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues. Park Royal admits patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and accepts most insurance, including Medicare. Any concerned person, including family members, friends, companions, physicians and social workers, can make a referral. Park Royal is licensed for involuntary commitment and also offers crisis intervention services.
Park Royal Hospital is located off Summerlin Road at 9421 Park Royal Drive in Fort Myers. For more information call (239) 985-2760, email or visit

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