Leading with Faith

February 13, 2024

BURLESON, TEX. – With a deep-rooted passion for caring and a love for people, Chief Nursing Officer Tammy Ellis’s journey in health care started long before nursing school. As the daughter of a nurse, she witnessed firsthand the importance of care, knowledge and respect for others. She spent her teenage years working in nursing homes and retirement centers, where she realized her calling to extend her heart and care for those in need.

At Texas Health Huguley Hospital, Ellis found a home that aligned with her values. Being a part of a Christ-centered organization had always been important to her. “When my previous organization was sold to a for-profit organization, I knew that would not be for me. Being an active part of a Christian mission is important to me as an individual and for the teams I lead,” said Ellis.

When asked about advice for women considering a career in health care, Ellis’ response was filled with encouragement. “Health care has so many opportunities based on what you love. Value your mind and your heart in the path that you take, and don’t be afraid to reach new levels,” she said.

Ellis exemplifies the strength, compassion and leadership of women in health care. “I feel there is a strength in leading and empowering others. My greatest goal is to ensure nurses have a voice in their professional practice,” she said. Through her leadership and commitment to patient care, Ellis will continue to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

By Jasmine Zamora-Garcia
Communications Specialist