Profiles of some of our area's top nurses.
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Saint Francis Hospital- Memphis
Gayle King is clinical infor- matics manager at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis. King has worked at Saint Francis for the past 30 years, first as a critical-care unit nurse manager, and for the past 14 years as a member of the hospital’s Informatics Team. She is also a member of the Patient Care through Technology (IMPACT) Team. Her clinical and informatics experience was key to the IMPACT Team’s recently completed and very successful hospital-wide HER implementation.
King earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi where she was active in the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Her love of nursing began when she volunteered at a navy hospital in Great Lakes, Illinois, where her father was stationed. She describes nursing as “not just a profession, but a calling.” She feels privileged to be part of the nursing profession. “It’s the caring and compassion that nurses bring to the bedside and to healthcare that makes a difference in people’s lives when they need it most.”
Gayle is married to Owen King, her husband of 39 years. Her extended family includes Shannon, a spoiled cocker spaniel. She enjoys camping, organic vegetable gardening, and traveling with her husband. Her passion is growing organic tomatoes.