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Tammy Needham, DNP, BC-NEA

Chief Clinical Officer

Executive Leadership

Tammy Needham, DNP, joined Island Health’s Senior Leadership Team as its Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) in December 2022. Previously, Needham served as Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer at University of North Carolina Rockingham Hospital. Needham earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Capella University, her Master of Science in Nursing from Virginia College System and her bachelor’s from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management from Ashford University’s Forbes School of Business. Needham holds a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and is passionate about building strong teams to deliver exceptional patient care.

Needham was selected for her 34 years of healthcare experience in both large and small hospitals. She brings strong experience in team building, strategic planning and execution, and identifying and improving quality in all facets of the hospital.