Colleen Thielk Named Chief Nursing Officer At WRMC

Chief Nursing Officer Colleen Thielk

Colleen Thielk, who has more than 20 years of healthcare experience, has been named the chief nursing officer at Wellington Regional Medical Center.

Thielk joins WRMC after serving as the chief nursing officer for Palms of Pasadena in St. Petersburg for more than two years, where she was instrumental in increasing patient experience scores for both inpatient and outpatient. Prior to that position, Thielk was the assistant chief nursing officer at Brandon Regional Medical Center.

“It is an honor to be named the chief nursing officer for Wellington Regional,” Thielk said. “Wellington Regional is known for providing excellent care, and I have been very impressed with the nurses at the hospital. I look forward to working with the entire nursing team to build on our strong clinical reputation of providing excellent care.”

Thielk earned both her MSN and MBA degrees in 2009 from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Millikin University in Dectatur, Illinois, in 1998. She is also a certified nursing executive, earning that distinction in 2016.

“We are thrilled to hire Colleen as our chief nursing officer,” WRMC CEO Pam Tahan said. “Her experience, background and dedication will not only benefit the hospital’s commitment to our patients, but it will make our hospital a better place for our nurses to thrive.”

Wellington Regional Medical Center is a 233-bed acute-care hospital accredited by the Joint Commission. Celebrating more than 30 years of treating residents in Wellington and the surrounding community, the hospital offers a wide range of services. To learn more about the hospital, visit