Tina Griffin Earns Doctorate Degree
Jan. 16, 2012
-- Gardner, MA – Heywood Hospital’s Tina Griffin, DNP, FNP-C, recently earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from University of Miami at Coral Gables, achieving the highest educational level bestowed in the nursing profession. A resident of Gardner, Griffin first earned her associates degree in nursing at Mount Wachusett Community College, then went on to complete both her B.S. and M.S. degrees in nursing from University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
“I am proud of the strength and determination shown by Tina Griffin,” said Heywood Hospital’s Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer Tina Santos, MBA, MSN, RN. “She is an inspiration to me, as well as all nurses. Despite her busy life and career, she achieved the highest degree in nursing and is a shining example of the growth, opportunity and rewards that can be achieved in the nursing profession.”
As Director of Oncology/Ambulatory Clinics at Heywood Hospital for the past 14 years, Griffin leads the oncology service line growth and operations, collaborates with physicians on treatment planning and implementation for oncology patients, is a direct care provider and manages the specialty clinics.
Pictured, left to right: Heywood Hospital President & CEO Win Brown, Tina Griffin DNP, FNP-C and Vice President Patient Care Services/CNO Tina Santos.
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Heywood Hospital is an independent, community-owned, non-profit 134-bed acute-care hospital located in Gardner, MA. Heywood Hospital provides a broad range of high quality medical, surgical, obstetrical, pediatric, transitional care and behavioral health services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Our Centers of Excellence include the Watkins Center for Emergency and Acute Care; the LaChance Maternity Center; and the Heywood Heart Center, an affiliate of the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence at UMass Memorial Health Care. In addition to the main campus, Heywood Hospital has two satellite facilities, the Winchendon Health Center in Winchendon and the Heywood Rehab Center in Gardner, as well as a number of primary care practices in the region. Heywood Hospital also operates a school-based health center, the Murdock Health Center at the Murdock Middle High School in Winchendon.