ASHEBORO – For over 20 years, Tremonteo (TC) Crawford, Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, has provided stellar leadership at Randolph Health. She has made the decision to retire effective August 1, 2022.
Under her leadership, nursing at Randolph Health reached new heights welcoming opportunities for growth, while focusing on clinical improvements that increased positive outcomes for patients.
Crawford is a stalwart for the nursing profession - advocating for continued education and leadership growth at all levels. With her leadership, Randolph Health implemented the Shared Governance Council providing expanded opportunities for nurses to develop leadership skills and educational advancement. She transitioned the organization from having only five percent of nurses with an Associate Degree in Nursing to 50 percent of nurses obtaining their Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing.
With her unwavering passion for all staff, Crawford facilitated the implementation of CODE Lavender to support second victim syndrome. Additionally, she supported the development of comprehensive recognition programs, DAISY Award and PETALS Award, recognizing outstanding nurses, nurse techs and patient sitters. Most recently, Crawford facilitated the re-organization of the Quality and Case Management Departments, ensuring the development of high-quality, safe patient practices.
Crawford’s passion for nursing at Randolph Health extends past these walls as she was recently appointed as a Board Member to the Rural Health Subcommittee for the North Carolina Healthcare Association. She is a proud member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and by implementing her vision for nursing, Randolph Health received the North Carolina Nurses Association Hallmarks of Healthy Workplace for Nursing for several years. While the past five years have been challenging navigating through a planned bankruptcy and a global pandemic, Crawford’s stellar, transparent leadership and communication paved the way for creating a stable organization that is now poised for growth.
Randolph Health is recruiting to fill the Chief Nursing Officer position and with nursing leadership, a smooth transition will be created. “Please join me in thanking TC for her service, compassion and dedication not only to this organization, but to the nursing profession,” said April Thornton, Vice President of Public Relations & Marketing. “She has created a strong nursing foundation that will continue to evolve and expand far into the future.”