Published in the 2015 Homecoming program.
Tanya Reed Andricks ’95 is the 2015 School of Nursing Alumnus of the Year in recognition of her exemplary career in healthcare.
Following graduation from Millikin, Andricks began her career as a registered nurse in the Emergency Care Center at Decatur Memorial Hospital, where she also served as a certified trauma nurse specialist and clinical coordinator. In 1998, she moved from clinician to administrator as director of maternal child nursing service, overseeing DMH’s labor and delivery area, prenatal clinic, and pediatric, pediatric intensive care, neonatal intensive care, and mother/baby postpartum units. She progressively held various other administrative positions at DMH, including director of the Integrative Health and Wellness Center (2003-12) and administrative director for home health nursing (2001-13), where she directed Medicare-certified home care, hospice and the Durable Medical Equipment Co. She also developed an inpatient hospice program and a heart failure telemonitoring program.
Andricks currently serves as executive director at Community Health Improvement Center (CHIC), a federally qualified health center that provides comprehensive health services to medically underserved patients of Macon County. She is responsible for the overall operation of CHIC’s six locations, including the new CHIC at DMH, which opened in 2014 and is designed to promote primary care services for Medicaid or uninsured patients who were previously seeking emergency care services for non-crisis care.
Andricks is active in her church and teaches Sunday school. She also serves as a member of the Decatur Memorial Foundation board.
She and her husband, Tim Andricks ’94, live in Decatur and have four children.