The Catalina Island Medical Center announced the appointment of Dr. Tammy Moore as chief operating officer in a statement issued this week.
Dr. Moore comes to Catalina, from a critical access hospital in Washington State where she served in numerous leadership roles, the most recent as chief clinical officer.
Throughout her 14 years at Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma, Washington, Dr. Moore assisted in leading the organization through rapid growth and change as they built a new hospital and family practice clinic to replace aging structures and meet the needs of the community.
In her roles as medical staff president and vice president of care transformation, Dr. Moore successfully built relationships with nursing and medical staff and as CCO she oversaw innovation efforts that focused on payment reform and redesign of healthcare delivery in Western Washington State.
Most recently, Dr. Moore led Summit through their pandemic response.
Dr. Moore holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Nursing Science from Washington State University, as well as a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Frontier Nursing University. Her doctoral work was dedicated to the implementation of accountable care organizations in rural areas.
Dr. Moore is excited to launch the next step in her career by serving as chief operating officer of CIMC.
The position comes at a pivotal time in the history of CIMC, which is immersed in a multi-faceted, time-sensitive fundraising drive aimed at constructing a new state-of-the-art healthcare facility to serve residents and visitors on Santa Catalina Island.
The 2030 California earthquake safety requirements mandate that CIMC must build a new hospital to continue to ensure quality healthcare access on Catalina Island and meet the rapidly developing needs of its residents and patients.