The Ohio State University Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Martha C. Taylor, MSN, as executive director of the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital and chief operating officer of the OSU Heart and Vascular Center, effective October 1. In her new role as executive director and chief operating officer, Taylor will oversee all administrative and operational functions of the Ross Heart Hospital.
Taylor comes to Ohio State from Duke University Health System where she served as associate vice president of cardiovascular services, directing and managing all aspects of Duke’s adult and pediatric cardiovascular services across three hospitals, 14 catheterization labs, three electrophysiology labs, five cardiology clinic locations as well as diagnostic and rehabilitation locations. Prior to her time at Duke University, Taylor served three years as president of the Heart and Vascular Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta.
An Ohio native, Taylor served as director of heart center nursing at Duke 1995-1997 and associate operating officer of the Duke Heart Center clinical service unit 1998-2004.
Taylor earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Capital University in Columbus in 1986 and her master’s degree in nursing from Duke University in 1993. She served on the board of directors of the American College of Cardiovascular Administrators and she is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Academy of Medical Administrators, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the American Nurses Association, the American Heart Association’s Cardiovascular Nurses Society and the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing.