Dr. Tamala Norris
Vice President of Clinical Operations and Group Chief Nursing Officer
Tenet Healthcare and United Surgical Partners International
Dr. Tamala joined Tenet Healthcare and United Surgical Partners International in December 2016 and serves as the Vice President of Clinical Operations and Group Chief Nursing Officer with national oversight for USPI’s hospital service line, nursing practice, education, and the Baylor Scott & White Health paratnership. She has a Bachelors in Nursing from South University and a Doctorate in Healthcare Administration from Walden University. As a clinician, Tamala worked in Labor and Delivery, Emergency Services, and was a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. After leaving the bedside she transitioned into quality management serving as a hospital then system leader of Quality, Patient Safety, Risk Management, and Regulatory Operations before joining Tenet Healthcare and USPI.
My areas of research interest are workplace violence, nursing leadership and development, quality and performance improvement, and safety.