New Chief Nursing Officer 
Tuesday, 01 September 2009 

TEMPLETON, CA --Twin Cities Community Hospital welcomes Paula Moore as Chief Nursing Officer. Moore comes to Twin Cities from 450-bed Doctors Medical Center in Modesto where she served most recently as the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer.   She brings 20 years of progressive nursing and leadership experience that includes serving as Doctors Hospital’s Chief Quality, Accreditation & Compliance Officer and Director, McHenry Surgery Center.

“Paula brings extensive leadership experience and enthusiasm for ensuring Twin Cities’ excels at providing quality care and service to our patients,” says Rick Lyons, Chief Executive Officer for Twin Cities.

“The Twin Cities Medical Staff and our patients depend on excellence in nursing care.  We believe Paula Moore is a visionary leader who will work closely with our Medical Staff to provide quality nursing care and extraordinary patient service”, says Chief of Staff Mark Kowall, MD.

Moore obtained her Bachelors of Nursing Degree from the University of San Francisco and is completing her Masters of Nursing and Healthcare Systems Management at Loyola University New Orleans. She is a member of the Association of California Nurse Leaders and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

Twin Cities Community Hospital, part of Tenet California, is a 114-bed acute care hospital located at 1100 Las Tablas Road in Templeton.  Since opening in 1977, Twin Cities has provided personalized quality patient care as the cornerstone of its operating philosophy.  Twin Cities’ new patient tower, opened in fall 2007, provides 30 new private rooms for obstetrics, intensive and telemetry care patients, and 23 ER suites, including three trauma rooms. 

Twin Cities Community Hospital provides a broad range of medical, surgical and outpatient care.  Working closely with affiliated physicians, Twin Cities places special emphasis on clinical services important to local residents, including hip and knee replacement, surgical care, stroke intervention, emergency care and maternal child services.  

Twin Cities and its sister facility Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center together employ more than 1,700 local residents, making Tenet the second largest private employer in San Luis Obispo County.  More than 115 active medical staff members practice at Twin Cities and 160 local residents volunteer at the hospital.  The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.