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Malik named chief nursing officer of Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital

Aug. 9, 2021, 9:03 AM


by Matt Batcheldor

Angela Malik, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CPHQ

Angela Malik, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CPHQ, has been named chief nursing officer of Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital.

Malik comes to Vanderbilt from the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Memphis, where she has served as chief nursing officer/associate director of Patient Care Services. She will report to Bill Rich, MHSA, president of Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital, and VUMC Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC.

Malik succeeds Joanie Jeannette, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, who had been serving as interim chief nursing officer of Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital.

Malik has served in progressive leadership roles with VA since 2009, including patient safety specialist, reusable medical equipment (RME) coordinator and chief nurse of specialty clinics. In her chief nursing officer role, she supervised more than 800 staff, establishing shared governance in every service line and driving positive patient care outcomes.

Prior to that, she was a patient safety program manager/deputy quality manager and registered nurse at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Naples, Italy. She began her career as registered nurse in the Baltimore, Maryland area.

Malik earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of South Alabama, her Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Independence University, Bachelor of Science in Health Science from TUI University and Associate of Science in Nursing from Troy University.

“Angela is an experienced nurse executive who has served in a wide variety of nursing environments,” Dubree said. “Her transformational leadership has led to improved patient outcomes, and she is ready to lead in this vital role for our regional hospital.”

Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital, located in Shelbyville, Tennessee, is a 60-bed, Joint Commission-accredited facility that employs approximately 267 people, about 100 of whom are nurses. The hospital offers a range of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services, along with urgent care services.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Angela to Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital,” Rich said. “Her leadership qualities will be a great fit for our growing hospital. I very much look forward to working with her.”

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