Tangula Taylor named SVP and Chief Nursing Officer
Jodi Coombs, RN, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, today announced Tangula Taylor, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, as the new Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, effective Feb. 22, 2021.
Tangula will replace Cheri Hunt, MHA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, who will be retiring Dec. 1, after 35 years of service.
Most recently, Tangula served as Vice President of Texas Children’s Health Plan, an HMO with 400,000 members. She joined the Health Plan in 2012, after more than two decades at Texas Children’s Hospital. She began at Texas Children’s as an Emergency Center staff nurse, advancing to the position of Director of Nursing, Integrated Medical Record and Director of Clinical Informatics.
Tangula earned her BSN from the University of Texas and her Masters of Business Administration in Health Care Management from the University of Phoenix. She also completed the Nursing Leadership Training Program at The Wharton School of Business. She currently is pursuing the best doctoral program to continue to advance her education, with plans to begin in 2021.
“I am thrilled that Tangula has decided to join our amazing Children’s Mercy family,” said Jodi. “Tangula brings a wealth of knowledge in nursing and pediatric healthcare. We have a very exciting future and Tangula will do an amazing job continuing to ensure nursing has a voice and is a strong partner across the organization.
“I also am deeply grateful to the search committee along with the many nurses, physicians, administrators and other staff who actively participated in the selection process,” Jodi said. “We listened to your feedback. You said you wanted a strong nursing advocate, a leader who will move toward the future, while respecting the past. You wanted a leader who was caring, supportive, collaborative and progressive – in other words, ‘a nurse’s nurse.’ Tangula is all of that and so much more.”
“I am honored to join Children's Mercy as the incoming Chief Nursing Officer. Children's Mercy has established a 123-year legacy of excellence in care delivered with love, compassion, and empathy,” said Tangula. “Today, the journey continues! I am humbled by the opportunity to represent the nursing community as we partner with outstanding colleagues across the organization to continue writing our story. It is a story that harnesses the incredible knowledge, skills, and talents of a strong team working together to promote the well-being of all children. What a phenomenal journey this will be! I look forward to seeing you all soon in Kansas City.”