Chief Nursing Officer
Shelly Welch, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC is the Chief Nursing Officer for CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler, CHRISTUS Louis and Peaches Owens Heart Hospital, and CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-South Tyler.
She has over 25 years of leadership and nursing experience with her prior position as Chief Clinical Officer of North Oaks Health System and Chief Nursing Officer at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital. She has responsibility for nursing and clinical services, patient experience, professional development and accreditation across the health system for both acute and outpatient service areas.
Shelly received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She also has her Nurse Executive Advanced-Board Certification.