Meet Our Nursing Leaders

The nursing leaders at Northwest Texas Healthcare System include:

Patti ThompsonPatti Thompson — Chief Nursing Officer

Patti Thompson, MBA, BSN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, serves as the Chief Nursing Officer for Northwest Texas Healthcare System, leading initiatives for quality improvement, patient satisfaction and nursing leadership development. Patti previously served as Assistant Chief Nursing Officer from January 2019 to May 2020.

Patti has been a nursing leader for over 25 years in New Mexico and Colorado health systems and had served as a governor-appointed member of the State Emergency Trauma Advisory. Currently, she is a member of the American Organization of Nursing Executives, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Nurses Association and the Panhandle Organization of Nurse Leaders, as well as a board member of the Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo.


Keisha BaileyKeisha Bailey — Director of Surgical Services

Keisha Bailey, BSN, started her career at Northwest Texas Healthcare System in 2002 as an Emergency Medical Communication Specialist. In 2008, she transferred to the operating room as a graduate nurse. For a decade, Keisha has served in many roles in surgical services, including Charge Nurse, Clinical Nurse Educator, Manager of Accreditation and Compliance, Assistant Director and she was promoted to Director in 2017. 

In her role, Keisha provides strategic and operational leadership for pre-admission testing, day surgery, operating room, sterile processing, post-anesthesia care unit, endoscopy, anesthesia and Northwest Texas Surgery Center. She directs patient care and clinical practice related to quality, safety, regulatory compliance and operational activities while collaborating with executive leadership in the development and implementation of strategic operations. Keisha is certified in Lean Six Sigma and strives for a result-oriented environment through employee empowerment and team problem solving.  


Tyler MorinTyler Morin — Director of Medical-Surgical

Tyler Morin, BSN, serves as the Director of Medical-Surgical, a dedicated and passionate leader driven to bring quality care to the community. In 2017 Tyler joined the Northwest team in the Acute Inpatient Rehab Unit as the Nurse Manager and Admissions Coordinator. During his time in Acute Inpatient Rehab, Tyler sharpened his leadership skill set by collaborating with and developing his staff. After growing the Acute Inpatient Rehab unit, Tyler was ready to take on a new adventure as the Director of Medical Surgical. His approach of collaboration and engagement with staff, creates a rewarding work environment. Tyler has a passion for professional growth, such as "Grow Your Own" a career path for Patient Care Specialist to launch their career in healthcare and move towards a goal of nursing. His hands on strategy to development and teamwork showcases within the work environment. Tyler’s passion for quality care and professional growth for his team, drives him to make Northwest a better place each day. 



Denise GouldyDenise Gouldy — Director of the Women Infant Health Department

Denise Gouldy, MSN, RNC-OB, is the Director of the Women Infant Health Department and has been at Northwest Texas Healthcare System since 1989. Denise is a native of the Panhandle Region of Texas. She has 29 years of experience in the Women Infant Health Department at NWTHS, serving most recently as a Charge Nurse on Labor and Delivery since 2003. Additionally, she has served as a clinical instructor at both West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Denise attended Amarillo College and obtained her ADN, progressing on at WTAMU to obtain her BSN and MSN. She has obtained her Certification in Inpatient Obstetrics from the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses in Advanced Fetal Monitoring. She was previously a member of the HROB transport team. Denise brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role of Director of Women Infant Health.

Denise works closely with her staff and values the input each member brings to the team. Patient safety and satisfaction along with providing the best evidence based practice remains her focus. She believes that open communication with staff and physicians is integral in maintaining a successful unit and a great place to work.


Carolyn HudsonCarolyn Hudson — Director of Nursing Operations

Carolyn Hudson, BSN, is the Director of Nursing Operations at Northwest. She started at the hospital as a patient care specialist in 2004 and continued as an RN when she worked in the ICU and PACU. She returned in 2013 and worked in the NICU and ER. Carolyn advanced to a Charge Nurse role in the ER, and a Nurse Manager supervising the Nursing Resource Unit. She was then promoted to Director of Nursing Operations in 2018. With her diverse nursing background, Carolyn brings a variety of knowledge and skills to lead her departments, including the House Supervisors, Nursing Resource Unit, Vascular Access Team and Nursing Support Services.

Carolyn promotes patient safety, making quality care a top priority. She encourages staff engagement and promotes growth opportunities for all employees within the organization. She values staff input and expert knowledge for process improvement projects. Her passionate leadership style is fair and consistent and supports her processes for accountability with her staff. Carolyn focuses on communication and equipping her staff with the tools and resources required to complete their daily jobs at high quality levels.

Carolyn develops and maintains programs that deliver high quality care that is supported by evidence-based practices. She encourages staff growth and development that is reflected in day-to-day operations. Carolyn supports processes that promote safe and efficient patient throughput, while supporting organizational units’ staffing to accommodate patient care. She encourages recruitment and retention efforts from each and every staff member regardless of their role within the organization. Carolyn values the relationships she has grown within Northwest Texas Healthcare System and hopes others will share in her enthusiasm as she pridefully invites others to join the team.


Erika SoriaErika Soria — Director, Adult Critical Care

Erika Soria, BSN, CNRN, CCRN, is the Director of Adult Critical Care at Northwest. Driven to be a leader who influences and produces positive outcomes for patients and their families, she started as a staff nurse at Northwest before eventually becoming a Charge Nurse in the Surgical Trauma ICU, the Nurse Manager of Adult Critical Care, and now the Director of Adult Critical Care. 

Erika maintains a prominent focus in staff retention and patient safety, striving to create a culture of accountability while sustaining encouraging morale.   



Chris VealChris Veal — Director, Emergency Services

Chris Veal, MSN, CEN, started his career at NW as an ED tech several years ago. After completing nursing school at Amarillo College, he was accepted into the graduate nurse internship at University Medical Center in Lubbock. After working as a staff nurse for several years, he started a position as a charge nurse in the ED. Veal completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at West Texas A&M University. After completing his degree, he became the Assistant Director of Nursing for the Emergency Center at University Medical Center. After a few years in this role, he was recruited to be the Director of Nursing for a new start up freestanding emergency center in Amarillo. During this time, he completed his Master of Science in Nursing Leadership at West Texas A&M university. He then had the opportunity to become the Director of the Medical Surgical department at Northwest and eventually the Director of Emergency Services. He has served as the local Emergency Nurses Association President, Secretary, and Treasurer and is a TNCC, ACLS, PALS instructor with a Certified Emergency Nurse certification.



Lindsay MosleyLindsay Mosley, ADN, BSN – Director of Children’s Hospital

Lindsay Mosley, BSN, RNC-NIC, began her nursing career at Northwest Texas Healthcare System in 2011 as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse. She has enjoyed her career as a charge nurse and NICU educator. She holds a national certification in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing and enjoys her current role as a leader for the Children’s Hospital heading regional education, a neonatal transport team and the region’s only pediatric oncology program.




Sharol FinleySharol Finley - Director of Nursing Education

Sharol Finley, MSN, NPD-BC, is the Director of Nursing Education at Northwest. She began her career at NW as a nurse tech in SICU and upon graduation from Amarillo College in 1994, continued there as an RN. Career goals led her to leave NW to further her education at WTAMU where she graduated in 2008 with her BSN and MSN in Education.  After obtaining additional experience in the field of nursing education, she returned to her “NW home” in 2019 as the Accreditation Manager and now in her current position as Director of Nursing Education.

Sharol leads the nursing education team comprised of Education Coordinators and Unit Based Educators with the ultimate goal of promoting the professional growth and development of our nurses. Her favorite quote by Benjamin Franklin, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn” drives her commitment and passion for education at NW. 



Andrea DeloachAndrea DeLoach - Director of Freestanding Emergency Departments

Andrea DeLoach, MSN, CEN, CPHQ, has spent her nursing career exclusively in the Emergency Department.  After starting her career in a small hospital in West Texas, she became a staff nurse then Charge Nurse at the NW ED in 2011.  After gaining experience at an independent freestanding emergency center and serving Veterans, she returned to NW in 2021 to assume the role of Director of the NW Freestanding Emergency Departments.  She serves as a TNCC and PALS instructor for the Amarillo area.   She is committed to the delivery of high quality care and creating a unique experience for patients, families, and staff at the FEDs.