Tammy King, RN, MSN, ET, CRRN, CCM, is the chief nursing officer at Shepherd Center. Tammy has served in various roles at Shepherd Center, including program director of the Marcus Community Bridge Program, ShepherdCare case management, urology manager, clinical nurse specialist, special projects nurse, acting nurse manager and clinical staff coordinator.
Tammy received her associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Georgia State University. She also participated in the enterostomal therapy program at Emory University.
Tammy is an innovative and results-oriented nurse professional with more than 35 years of experience in healthcare, client services and training with an intensive background in nursing and education. She joined Shepherd Center in 1975 as a patient care technician and then joined the senior management team in 2006 as the director of outpatient medical clinics. Tammy became the chief nurse officer in 2008.
Tammy is a strong advocate of higher education and believes knowledge can influence one’s life. She is well-known in the healthcare community, having written 10 peer-reviewed publications and presented more than 30 invited lectures to professional organizations.
Tammy received the Employee of the Year award at Shepherd Center in 1983, as well as the Nurse of the Year award in 1994. In 1990, Tammy was recognized in Who’s Who in American Nursing for the Society of Nursing Professionals. Then in 2000, Tammy received the National Leadership Award from the National Republican Congressional Committee. In 2017, she was recognized with the AJC’s Executive Nursing Leadership Excellence Award.
Tammy is described as a compassionate, detail-oriented employee and manager. She demonstrates this daily through her contributions and work ethic at Shepherd Center.