Berlin, Vt – Tommie Murray, a registered nurse with significant experience in leadership positions in health care, recently assumed the role of Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Central Vermont Medical Center. She will also maintain oversight of Quality at CVMC.
“I have great respect for Tommie’s vision of quality in nursing and in health care,” noted CVMC President and CEO Judy Tartaglia. “I am confident she will help us maintain a high quality of nursing and patient centered care as government on the state and national level work on bending the cost curve for health care.”
Most recently Tommie acted as a consultant to Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emerites. Working in Quality Planning and Quality Management she developed and implemented educational programs related to quality in healthcare and Joint Commission International standards for this new hospital in Dubai. She also participated in facilities planning. The hospital opened in spring of 2013.
Prior to her posting in Dubai Tommie was Chief Quality Officer for the Vermont State Hospital. She directed clinical operations and facility improvements for the State of Vermont Psychiatric Hospital, which had been decertified by CMS, and was the subject of a federal Department of Justice lawsuit. She utilized quality improvement methods and tools to guide organizational change and improvement.
She has also worked at Fletcher Allen Health Care in a variety of positions including Director, Operations and Facilities Planning and Director of Quality.
"Since I first started working with CVMC leaders and staff in 2012, I have been so impressed with the dedication to providing excellent patient care for the community, said Tommie. “I am honored to have the opportunity to work with others to enhance the care we provide."
Tommie lives in Winooski and has two sons and daughters-in laws and three granddaughters.
Central Vermont Medical Center, along with Fletcher Allen Health Care, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. For more information about CVMC visit www.cvmc.org.