Christine Tarver has been in Nursing Practice for 32 years and spoke to us exactly one year ago about her perspective from the frontline of the COVID pandemic. This time she will continue recounting her experience from her front-row seat of the pandemic, giving updates on Year Two, lessons for the healthcare industry and for the public, and how to move forward.
Since 2019 Christine has been an Executive Director at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte California, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Chris has been a frontline leader during the pandemic, most recently in the capacity of leading vaccine clinics, being a vaccinator, writing and revising policies and procedures related to the pandemic, and educating about wellness and surviving/thriving during the pandemic. During Year One of the pandemic, Chris was a medical editor for a layperson’s book about surviving the coronavirus.
Chris earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2015 from San Jose State/Fresno State NorCal Consortium and has a dual certificate in Nurse Executive-Advanced and in Evidence-Based Practice. Chris’ work during the pandemic while still maintaining her “usual” responsibilities earned her a “SuperHero” award and “Values in Action” quarterly award at the City of Hope.
Chris is the daughter of Cenacolisti Ron and Marie Derenzi, and a new Cenacolista.