Tammy Albright has been named the new chief nursing officer at Takoma Regional Hospital, as part of several promotions announced recently. Albright received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from East Tennessee State University and her master’s degree in business administration from King College. She has worked at Takoma since 2006, during which she has been clinical nurse leader, director of clinical informatics, director of accreditation, interim director of the medical-surgical unit and interim chief nursing officer.
Under Albright’s leadership, Takoma implemented a fully integrated electronic medical record in 2007, and upgraded the system in 2009 to include computerized provider-order entry.
She recently won a “40 Under 40 Award” from the Business Journal of Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia. She also recently graduated from the Greene County Partnership’s Leadership program.
She is an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, and volunteers at Tusculum View Elementary School and Greeneville Middle School, where her son, Will, and daughter, Lauren, are students. She is married to Klint Albright.
Albright replaced Terri Marcum, who recently was named the new CNO at Holston Valley Medical Center, a sister facility with Wellmont Health System in Kingsport.
Also at Takoma, Christy Lane has been named director of acute care nursing, which includes the medical-surgical and intensive care units. Lane received her associate’s degree in nursing from Walters State Community College and is pursuing her bachelor’s degree at King College. She has worked at Takoma since 1998, working as a Med-Surg charge nurse, ICU nurse, nursing supervisor and ER nurse.
Carolyn Seaton has been named director of the Center for Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation. Seaton also serves as director of the hospital’s inpatient “Senior Care” unit and outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She has worked at Takoma since 1978 as a nurse, head nurse, nursing supervisor, assistant director of nursing, interim director of nursing and special projects coordinator for the Joint Commission. Seaton is also patient advocate for the hospital.
Penny Collins has been named the director of accreditation and clinical support. She previously served as clinical informatics educator. Collins graduated from Walters State Community College with an associate’s degree in nursing. Collins has worked as a registered nurse in Takoma’s Emergency Department and Med-Surg, as well as a charge nurse.
Nancy McDonald has been named case manager coordinator. She is a certified critical care nurse and has served as director of nursing education, house supervisor and several positions in ICU. She graduated from the East Tennessee Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, and received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.
Ginger Dugger has been named the new executive assistant for Takoma’s president and CEO Daniel Wolcott. She replaces Renee Lowery, who was named director of Volunteers/Foundation after Lindy Riley retired. Dugger, who previously worked as director of guest services at the historic General Morgan Inn, received a bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University in business administration with a concentration in marketing.