PHW Welcomes New Chief Nursing Executive

WINNSBORO, Texas — Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro (PHW) welcomes Lisa Tarkington, CCRN as its new chief nursing executive. She began her new role at PHW in March 2008.

Lisa Tarkington

Lisa Tarkington

Tarkington’s responsibilities include overseeing the hospital’s nursing services and advancing the recruitment and retention of nurses at the hospital. She serves on the executive leadership team and plays a key role in PHW’s strategic planning.

“Lisa brings extensive leadership experiences to our hospital,” said Mike Sinclair, administrator for PHW. “We are delighted that she chose to join our staff and help us move Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro to a new level of nursing care.”

With more than 15 years of health care experience, Tarkington most recently served as clinical director of the 52-bed cardiac inpatient unit at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas. Prior to joining Good Shepherd, she was a clinical director for the critical care unit (CCU), intensive care unit (ICU) and dialysis unit at Park Place Medical Center in Port Arthur, Texas. She has also served as a CCU, ICU and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse for several years at various hospitals in southeast Texas.

Tarkington holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and a master of business administration degree in management from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. She presented several abstracts at the World Congress of Cardiology in Sydney, Australia, in 2002 and has also been published in Nursing Management magazine.

About Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro
Guided by its mission of improving the health of the people in the communities we serve, Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro is a 50-bed facility offering a wide range of services including general surgery, outpatient services, a 24-hour emergency department and a wound care center with hyperbaric unit. The hospital is a member of Texas Health Resources. For more information about the hospital and its services, call 1-800-4-Presby or visit

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. THR controls 13 affiliated hospitals and a medical research organization, and is a corporate member or partner in seven additional hospitals and surgery centers. THR’s family of hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit