Tammy Retalic, DNP, M.S., RN

  • Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Patient Care Services, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
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Tammy B. Retalic, DNP, M.S., RN, is chief nursing officer for Hebrew SeniorLife and vice president of patient care services for Hebrew Rehabilitation Center. Tammy manages a staff of 1,200 over a continuum of long-term chronic care and rehabilitation services on the HRC campuses in Boston and Dedham. She joined HSL in 2003 with more than 25 years of operational and leadership experience in academic and community-based hospitals, post-acute care services, education, and training. She is the recipient of the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association's Quality Compass Award, the 5-Star designation for skilled nursing facilities, and is a Senior Quality Leap Initiative top performer. She’s also earned the CareerSTAT Frontline Healthcare Worker Champion award and received more than $500,000 in workforce development initiative funds. Tammy is an accomplished speaker, and her expertise in the areas of clinical quality, employee engagement, workforce development, and leadership have been featured in many publications. 

She is a board member for the Organizations of Nurse Leaders for MA, RI, NH, and VT, as well as an active member of the Senior Quality Leap Initiative, an international quality collaborative, and the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association's clinical information and advisory council.


B.S., University of Vermont
M.S. in Nursing, Boston College
DNP, Regis College

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