Tommye Hinton, RN, MSN Appointed Highland Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer
February 16, 2010
Tommye Hinton, RN, MSN, has joined Highland Hospital as its Chief Nursing Officer. Prior to joining Highland, she was Associate Vice President of Patient Care Services/Interim CNO at Detroit Medical Center-Detroit Receiving Hospital.
Hinton has served in multiple leadership roles over the past 25 years, including extensive CNO experience. In her most recent position at Detroit Medical Center-Detroit Receiving Hospital, a 298-bed Level 1 trauma center, she achieved many critical organizational milestones, including restructuring the hospital’s nursing shared governance model in preparation for Magnet designation; leading the development of the organization’s successful 2009 Magnet application; implementation of Electronic Medical Records; creation of a patient care services strategic plan; and implementation of several innovative patient care programs.
Hinton received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama and her Master of Science in Nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She is also an Adjunct Professor at The University of Detroit Mercy.
"Tommye’s experience and leadership skills will be invaluable at Highland," said Steven I. Goldstein/Cindy Becker, Highland Hospital’s title. "Nursing is instrumental to our key organizational goals: advancing the quality and safety of hospital care, and providing patients with compassionate, attentive service at all times. Our nurses have shown tremendous commitment to providing high-quality patient care. They have advanced clinical practice through research and application of best-practice protocols, and they have achieved notable customer satisfaction advances. Tommye’s leadership combined with their enthusiasm will continue to drive our organization forward."
"Becoming the CNO at Highland is a pivotal moment for me personally and professionally," Hinton said. "Highland embodies all that I value in leadership and nursing practice. As Highland’s new nurse leader, I gladly accept the privilege and challenge of inspiring and sustaining a culture of excellence. I am committed to continuous personal and professional improvement; I am eager and excited to build upon this caring culture, and the professional accountability that is so evident in this practice environment. I am honored to begin our journey together as a nursing team at Highland."