Danville Regional Medical Center Names Tonia Hale Chief Nursing Officer

May 5, 2015

Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC) announced today that Tonia Hale will assume the role of chief nursing officer (CNO), effective June 8, 2015.

“We are delighted to have Tonia join Danville Regional’s leadership team. Tonia brings extensive knowledge and experience to her new role,” said Jerry Dooley, interim CEO of DRMC. “From managing clinical operations of a 135-bed hospital to improving quality performance, Tonia demonstrates strong leadership skills and the innate ability to identify and implement quality improvements. We are confident she will be a tremendous asset to our continuing efforts to provide the best possible care close to home for our community.”

Hale previously served in executive nursing positions at a number of hospitals. Most recently, she served as CNO for Tennova Lakeway Regional Hospital, a 135-bed hospital in Morristown, Tenn. In this role, Hale implemented strategies to improve clinical operations productivity across all departments, launched a successful Nurse Communication Project and achieved Meaningful Use clinical technology goals for the hospital.

“We are proud to bring someone of Tonia’s caliber to Danville Regional,” said George Daniel, chairman of the DRMC board of trustees. “She brings a strong background in quality initiatives, staff development and effective communications. Tonia’s experiences and skills will undoubtedly benefit clinical operations at Danville Regional and help us further enhance patient care.”

Hale earned a Baccalaureate degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Nursing, and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management from Tusculum College. She is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program with an emphasis on Executive Leadership at East Tennessee State University.

Hale has been actively involved in a variety of professional organizations, including the American Nursing Association (ANA); the Tennessee Nursing Association (TNA) District 5 Board of Directors, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE); the Walters State Community College Nursing Advisory Council; and the University of Tennessee Nursing Professional Advisory Council, to name a few. She received numerous awards throughout her career, including the Mercy Health Partners Eagle Award, the Thomson Reuters Everest Award, and the Thomson Reuters Performance Improvement Leaders Award.

[hale] Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC) announced today that Tonia Hale will assume the role of chief nursing officer (CNO), effective June 8, 2015.

“We are delighted to have Tonia join Danville Regional’s leadership team. Tonia brings extensive knowledge and experience to her new role,” said Jerry Dooley, interim CEO of DRMC. “From managing clinical operations of a 135-bed hospital to improving quality performance, Tonia demonstrates strong leadership skills and the innate ability to identify and implement quality improvements. We are confident she will be a tremendous asset to our continuing efforts to provide the best possible care close to home for our community.”

Hale previously served in executive nursing positions at a number of hospitals. Most recently, she served as CNO for Tennova Lakeway Regional Hospital, a 135-bed hospital in Morristown, Tenn. In this role, Hale implemented strategies to improve clinical operations productivity across all departments, launched a successful Nurse Communication Project and achieved Meaningful Use clinical technology goals for the hospital.

“We are proud to bring someone of Tonia’s caliber to Danville Regional,” said George Daniel, chairman of the DRMC board of trustees. “She brings a strong background in quality initiatives, staff development and effective communications. Tonia’s experiences and skills will undoubtedly benefit clinical operations at Danville Regional and help us further enhance patient care.”

Hale earned a Baccalaureate degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Nursing, and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management from Tusculum College. She is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program with an emphasis on Executive Leadership at East Tennessee State University.

Hale has been actively involved in a variety of professional organizations, including the American Nursing Association (ANA); the Tennessee Nursing Association (TNA) District 5 Board of Directors, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE); the Walters State Community College Nursing Advisory Council; and the University of Tennessee Nursing Professional Advisory Council, to name a few. She received numerous awards throughout her career, including the Mercy Health Partners Eagle Award, the Thomson Reuters Everest Award, and the Thomson Reuters Performance Improvement Leaders Award.