New administrator at Tacoma General

Shelly Mullin, RN, has been named as Administrator of Tacoma General Hospital. Mullin brings vast nursing experience as Nurse Manager of Tacoma General Emergency and most recently as Administrative Director of Surgical Services.

As Administrator, Mullin is responsible for the clinical and operational activities of Tacoma General, directing the delivery of care to customers and providing administrative leadership to department, program and clinic directors.

“As administrator, it is my duty to support and advocate for the patients, families and staff of Tacoma General in ways that will positively impact patient care and outcomes,” says Mullin. “It is my desire to decrease the complexity of processes to allow for more focus on the patient and the care they need.”

Mullin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Pacific Lutheran University and a Masters of Healthcare Administration from the University of Washington. She began her nursing career as a staff nurse in the Tacoma General Emergency Department in 1986. Her leadership talents and abilities were soon recognized when MultiCare progressively increased her responsibilities to subsequently serve as Clinical Supervisor and then Clinical Director of the Tacoma General Emergency Department.

Several years ago, Mullin was appointed Administrative Director of Surgical Services. In this position, she oversaw the opening of the new MultiCare Surgical Care Center and MultiCare Regional Heart & Vascular Center, home to the state’s most advanced surgical facilities and technology available.

“When we opened this new surgical center in 2003, we built surgical facilities complete with the region’s most advanced technology, but we also created a center of medical excellence for patients and healthcare professionals throughout the region,” Mullin added. “These enhancements position Tacoma General as a true leader in the health care of Tacoma, Pierce County and southwest Washington.”

Mullin will begin her new duties leading Tacoma General on April 18, 2005.