President of Takoma Regional Hospital
Tammy Albright is president of Takoma Regional Hospital. Albright assumed this position Jan. 1, 2017, after serving as chief nursing officer and other key leadership roles at Takoma Regional for the past 10 years.
Albright spent the first 13 years of her career as a nurse in intensive care and medical-surgical units, as a pre-operative anesthesia nurse and as a clinical nurse leader at medical facilities in the region, as well as in Nashville and Oregon.
She then moved into more of an administrative role as clinical informatics director at Takoma Regional from 2007 until 2009. For the next two years, Albright served as the hospital’s clinical project director, which included coordinating the hospital’s surveys with the Joint Commission and the state. She also served a dual role as interim director of the medical-surgical care unit for several months in 2011.
After her promotion to chief nursing officer, Albright oversaw all clinical areas and led patient experience and patient safety initiatives. Takoma Regional consistently received an “A” grade for patient safety issued by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization focused on quality and safety of American health care.
Among her other achievements as a leader at Takoma Regional were implementation of a fully integrated electronic medical record and computerized provider order entry systems, which are designed to increase patient safety and efficiency in care delivery. Under her watch, the hospital also received a certificate of recognition from the American Diabetes Association.
Albright was an East Tennessee State University College of Nursing Outstanding Alumna award winner in 2014; was a member of the 2009 class of the 40 Under Forty, an honor bestowed by The Business Journal of Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia; and was a finalist in 2015 for the Greene County ATHENA Leadership Award Program.
Albright graduated from ETSU with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and earned a master of business administration degree from King College.