Fredericksburg, Va. (December 14, 2016) — Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center recently announced the appointment of Trula E. Minton, as chief nursing officer.

Trula Minton, MS, RN, NEA-BC comes to Spotsylvania Regional with more than 30 years of healthcare leadership experience with HCA. Trula graduated from the Petersburg General Hospital School of Professional Nursing and continued her education in nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, earning her Baccalaureate and Master’s Degrees in Nursing/Nursing Administration.

“I am honored to accept the role of Chief Nursing Officer at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center to be able to work alongside a team of dedicated healthcare professionals and outstanding medical staff,” said Minton.

In 1984 Trula began her healthcare career as a Registered Nurse at HCA Poplar Springs Hospital in Petersburg, VA. While at Poplar Springs, she was promoted from staff nurse to Director of Admissions and subsequently to Director of Nursing/Associate Administrator. Throughout her tenure with HCA, Trula has held numerous leadership positions with the behavioral health arena as well as acute care, coming to Chippenham & Johnston-Willis in 1995. Just prior to joining Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, Trula served as the Chief Nursing Officer at HCA Virginia’s Chippenham Hospital, 2009-2016.

“Trula has a proven track record of making a difference in our community of hospitals with a long successful career at HCA”, said Michael Clark, CEO. “We are fortunate to have Trula on board and in the Fredericksburg Region leading our nurses and staff to excellence.”

Trula is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American/Virginia Nurses’ Association. She has been involved in several community boards including Crisis Link Suicide Prevention, Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board, Tri-City CASA, and Greater Richmond Children’s Health Involving Parents. Trula continues to serve on the Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia Alumni Board of Trustees and is a representative for the Nursing Division.

“I am delighted that Trula is joining the SRMC team,” said Pat Conway-Morana, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center’s Board of Trustees Chair. “She brings a wealth of nursing leadership and professional experience. As a member of the Virginia Board of Nursing, she is respected as a nurse leader throughout the state. I am certain that her patient centered philosophy and focus on nursing outcomes will take the practice of nursing at SRMC to the highest level. Her addition to our team is a coup for our nurses, our physicians, and, especially, for our patients.”

Trula has also been a member of The Joint Commission Professional/Technical Advisory Committee representing the American Hospital Association as well as Behavioral Health Advisory Council. She has held an appointment as Adjunct Faculty at VCU School of Nursing.

Trula was appointed in July 2011 to the Virginia Board of Nursing for a four-year term by Governor Robert F. McDonnell and reappointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe for a second term, 2015-2019. She has served as an officer of the Board in the capacity of Secretary. In 2014 she was appointed by Governor McAuliffe to represent the Board of Nursing on the Advisory Board of the Department of Health Professions. Trula is a member of the Clinical Advisory Board, John Tyler Community College.