Lakeland Regional Health



Janet Fansler, DNP, RN, CENP

Chief Nurse Executive / Medical Center Executive Vice President

Janet Fansler, DNP, RN, CENP, is a vital member of the Lakeland Regional Health Systems executive team, serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, as well as, Chief Operating Officer for Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She is responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of LRMC, providing oversight for the provision of high quality care and integrating LRMC with the LRHS strategic plan.

Janet has been highly successful in building a culture of excellence within the nursing staff and with aligning nursing services with overall organizational goals and strategic initiatives. She has a passionate vision for nursing and a deep commitment to exceptional patient care. In accordance with that vision and commitment, she has developed a strong nursing governance structure, which has adopted the Quality Caring Model as a professional practice framework. This evidence-based practice framework identifies and leverages the linkage between integration of caring concepts and patient outcomes. She has also set exceptional standards of care and practice that support high quality patient care and also maintain positive and rewarding working environments.

As further evidence of Janet’s immense talent for leadership, she played a key role in driving changes in the emergency department that led to national-level outcomes and significantly improved patient wait times and quality of care.  She also played an instrumental role in developing and deploying the electronic health record system at LRHS.

With her keen focus on operational efficiency and exemplary expense management, Janet has been able to generate a significant reduction in operating costs and a greater level of efficiency. She is a highly skilled strategic thinker and serves as a resource for strategic and operational planning. In addition to her accomplishments at LRHS and LRMC, Janet has coauthored articles in the Journal of Nursing Administration and Nurse Leader.

Janet joined LRHS in 1993 with hospital management and executive level experience in Kentucky, Chicago and Florida. Before being appointed to her current role, Janet also served LRHS as Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive.


  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Master of Science, Nursing, University of South Florida
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Eastern Kentucky

Recent Posts by Janet Fansler, DNP, RN, CENP

May 6, 2016 Celebrate National Nurses Week 2016!
May 11, 2014 Taking Our Promises to Heart
May 7, 2013 National Nurses Week: Celebrating Quality Care
Apr 29, 2013 We Promise to…

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