Hart County Native Rising Through the Ranks at St. Mary’s Health Care

By Mark Berryman

Hart County native Titus Gambrell, a registered nurse and doctor of nursing practice, has been named Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of St. Mary’s Health Care System after serving in the role on an interim basis for several months.

“Titus Cambrell came to St. Mary’s back in 2013 and he’s been serving with us in quite a few roles since that time, including Regional Director of Case Management, Bed Control Transfer Center, and Clinical Education. Now he’s our Chief Nursing Officer,” said Mark Ralston, spokesperson for St. Mary’s Healthcare.

As CNO, Gambrell has executive responsibility for nursing functions at all three hospitals in the St. Mary’s system of care. In addition to supervising nursing care at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, he works closely with the nursing directors at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia and St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro, Regina Hooper and Celia Covington, respectively.

“We are really pleased to have Titus on board in this role. He’s a fantasitic, compassionate, energetic person and we’re confident he’s going to allow our ministry to continue it’s path toward excellence,” said Ralston.

Gambrell, a native of Hart County, earned his practical nurse diploma from the Northeast Georgia School of Practical Nursing and went to work at the hospital in his hometown of Hartwell.

He went on to earn his Associate’s degree in nursing from Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton, South Carolina, his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri, and his master’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama (UA) in Tuscaloosa. He continued his studies and research at Alabama and earned his doctoral degree in nursing practice in 2016.