Women in Healthcare: Kimberly Talley, MSN, RN, CRNP

Although a life-long resident of South Jersey, Kimberly Talley, Vice President of Patient Care Services for Inspira Health’s Vineland, Elmer and Bridgeton campuses, had always worked in Philadelphia or Delaware. Her desire to be a resource to her own community was finally achieved in July of 2021 when she joined Inspira. Talley grew up in Burlington County and resides in Gloucester County, where she and her husband raised their family.

While in nursing school, Talley was drawn to critical care and trauma. She thrived in chaotic environments. Her ability to manage stressful situations as a new RN led to “taps on the shoulder” early in her career for leadership opportunities.

“I manage stress well,” Talley says, “and have been described as having a calming, welcoming presence.”

Although the idea of leadership was planted early, Talley enjoyed working at the bedside, providing care and educating patients and families. She also wanted to wait until her children were older before she accepted the responsibilities of a leadership position.

“When you are in a management position, you need to be visible, present and available,” she says. “This requires a supportive and flexible home life.”

Talley’s clinical experiences and the mentoring she received throughout her career helped to shape her into the kind of leader she always aspired to be. As a passionate and empathetic servant leader, she learned early in her career, “If you build relationships with your employees, by listening and respecting their insights, they will give back tenfold.”

Talley’s personal leadership philosophy directly aligns with Inspira’s mission, vision, and values. She’s focused on the delivery of high-quality patient-centric care, elevating the employee and patient experience and ensuring staff have the tools and support to deliver the highest quality and safest care. Inspira is a nationally recognized Magnet organization with a robust shared governance structure that supports shared decision-making and empowerment for nurses.

As a result of Inspira creating a psychologically safe and caring environment, a record-setting 80% of Inspira’s employees participated in a recent engagement survey. Talley and the entire leadership team will use the results to partner with employees to identify opportunities for continued success.

Now 14 months into her job at Inspira, Talley’s continued priorities are caring for her community, improving access to care and eliminating health care disparities.



Kimberly Talley is Inspira Health’s new Vice President of Patient Care Services for Inspira Medical Centers Vineland and Elmer, Inspira Health Center Bridgeton, and Inspira’s inpatient Behavioral Health Departments.


My commitment to quality care truly aligns with Inspira’s mission, vision, values and strategic plan. Our goal is to build healthier communities and reduce health disparities by improving access to care.


Talley earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University Hospital and her Master of Science in Nursing at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She is an advanced practice nurse practitioner and a Fellow of The Healthcare Management Academy. Talley previously served as adjunct clinical nursing faculty at the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, and the Community College of Philadelphia.


Talley most recently served as the vice president of Patient Care Services for the Christiana Care Health System in Delaware, including its Level I Trauma Center Newark campus, and Level III Trauma center Wilmington campus. From 2004 to 2012, Talley served as director of surgical services for Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.


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