Cartersville, GA – Jan Tidwell, a nurse leader with over 26 years of clinical experience, has been named chief nursing officer at Cartersville Medical Center. Tidwell, who served as interim CNO since June, was most recently the hospital’s assistant chief nursing officer and will assume her new position immediately.
“Jan is a native of Bartow County and has shown tremendous commitment to our hospital as well as our community,” said Keith Sandlin, president and CEO at Cartersville Medical Center. “She is passionate about the nursing profession and the continued advancement of every facet of nursing at our hospital. More importantly, Jan’s primary focus is to always provide great care for our patients.”
Tidwell has served in several nursing roles since 1991 at Cartersville Medical Center as well as sister facility Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, including registered nurse, diabetes case manager, and director of diabetes education services. For five years, Tidwell was a clinical school nurse with the Bartow County school system. As director of diabetes education and clinical nutrition at CMC, Tidwell implemented protocols to ensure quality outcomes and safety measures for all patients with abnormal glucose metabolism. She also collaborated with area business and industry leaders to develop wellness and educational programs. Tidwell currently serves as an RN field surveyor/auditor with the American Diabetes Association. Additionally, she has been an integral part of the hospital’s achievement of the following:
- Outpatient American Diabetes Association Accredited Program
- Joint Commission Disease Specific Care Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Certification
- Joint Commission Disease Specific Care Primary Stroke Certification
- Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program/Clinic
Tidwell earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of West Georgia and completed a master’s degree in nursing in 2014. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), Georgia Organization of Nursing Leaders (GONL), American Diabetes Association (ADA), American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), Sigma Theta Tau International (Nursing Honor Society) and Georgia Nurses Association.
Tidwell and her husband, Lee, live in Cartersville and have two children, Burt Michael and Chloe.