Eureka (July 9, 2014) – A longtime employee at St. Joseph Hospital
has been recognized for his excellence in clinical nursing. Tim Talbert,
currently the director of St. Joseph Hospital’s Infusion Services
and Cancer Care Program, was honored in June by the local nursing honor
society, the Omicron Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.
Talbert began his career at St. Joseph Hospital 33 years ago as an ED tech.
Over the years he has held numerous roles, including ED nurse, charge
nurse, ED manager, nursing supervisor, employee health nurse and an IV
therapy nurse. Most recently Talbert developed and implemented St. Joseph
Health – Humboldt County’s Ambulatory Infusion Program and
assumed management responsibility for the Cancer Care Program.
The award from Sigma Theta Tau recognizes Talbert for his depth and breadth
of clinical expertise, creativity in approaches to quality care, and a
significant contribution to the scope and practice of nursing that inspires
others. Talbert was nominated for the award by three of the nurses in
his departments at St. Joseph Hospital. He said the award, which is for
clinical excellence, was particularly meaningful to him because he was
nominated by his nursing colleagues. “While I have been in a management
role for most of the last three decades, I always think of myself as a
nurse first. I have always tried to keep a clinical component in my day-to-day
work role,” said Talbert.
David O’Brien, MD, President, St. Joseph Health-Humboldt County,
said Talbert’s award is a testament to his dedication to his work
and his patients. “Tim’s excellent clinical skills, leadership
ability and compassion benefit our patients and our staff. St. Joseph
Hospital is blessed to count him as one of our superb nurses,” said
For more information on nursing services, visit stjosepheureka.org.
Photo 1: Tim Talbert, director of St. Joseph Hospital’s Infusion
Services and Cancer Care Program, has been recognized for his excellence
in clinical nursing by the local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, a nursing