Chief Nursing Officer
Tara Beth Anderson, a native of Pikeville, Kentucky, joined Frankfort Regional Medical Center as Chief Nursing Officer in December 2019.
Anderson began her career as a coronary critical care nurse at St. Joseph Healthcare in Lexington, Kentucky, and progressed into leadership roles including ICU clinical coordinator at Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center in Somerset, Kentucky, and nursing executive director at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City, North Carolina. Anderson served as chief nursing officer at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City, Louisiana, where she implemented a nursing residency program, restructured nursing operations and led quality initiatives to reduce readmissions and prevent falls in the hospital setting. Most recently, Anderson served HCA and Tulane Health System as Associate Chief Nursing Officer for the three hospital system in New Orleans, Louisiana. While at Tulane Anderson led initiatives that earned top quartile patient experience scores for Tulane Lakeside Hospital.
Anderson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a Master of Science degree in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. She is also certified in nursing administration through the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center.