Tulane Lakeside Hospital December 19, 2018

Tara Beth Anderson has been named associate chief nursing officer at Tulane Health System. Anderson will provide nursing leadership and input into quality and patient care initiatives beginning Jan. 2 at Tulane Health System’s Metairie location, Tulane Lakeside Hospital.

“Tara Beth is a proven leader with a devotion to nursing best practices, a dedication to patient and family-centered care and a passion for the advancement of quality care,” said Jana Stonestreet, Tulane Health System’s chief nursing officer.

Anderson began her career as a coronary care nurse at St. Joseph Healthcare in Lexington, Kentucky, and quickly worked her way up to leadership roles including ICU clinical coordinator at Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center in Somerset, Kentucky, and nursing executive director at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City, North Carolina. Most recently, Anderson served as chief nursing officer at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City, Louisiana, where she implemented a nursing residency program, restructured nursing operations and led quality initiatives to reduce readmissions and prevent falls in the hospital setting.

“Tara Beth’s skill set combines a passion for nursing with a vision to advance patient care and safety, which will help us continue to succeed at our mission of providing world-class care for all,” Stonestreet said. “Under Tara Beth’s guidance, our nurses will continue to fulfill their vision of excellence.”

Anderson earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing and a master of science degree in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. She is also certified in nursing administration through the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center.