St. John Medical Center Names Chief Nursing Officer

TULSA, Okla. (Dec. 4, 2018) — Ascension’s St. John Medical Center in Tulsa has named Tammy Bark, RN, MBA, chief nursing officer. In her role, Bark will oversee the nursing practice for the Tulsa medical center.

Bark joins St. John from Providence St. Joseph Health in Eureka, California where she served as area vice president and chief nursing officer for St. Joseph Hospital, Redwood Memorial Hospital, General Hospital, and North Coast Surgical Center. 

“Tammy’s experience and accomplishments are significant in the areas of quality and safety, patient and provider experience, nurse recruitment and retention, and operational excellence,” said Jeffrey D. Nowlin, president and chief operating officer for St. John Medical Center. “We’re pleased to welcome her to the medical center and to further our mission to care for the most vulnerable.”

Bark began her nursing career at the bedside, serving as an emergency department nurse. She has served many director positions including areas of emergency services, critical care, geropsychiatric unit, quality and risk management, and as chief nursing officer of a 500-bed acute care hospital.

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