I am Toni Whipple, Director of Clinical Services for the Department of Medicine. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University where I graduated from in 1991. I have done a variety of things throughout my nursing career. I started working in Oncology at St. Anthony’s hospital after graduation until we moved to Evansville, Indiana where I started my career as a Cardiology nurse on a CCU step down unit at Deaconess Hospital. I became an Assistant Head Nurse there and then moved on to become a Cardiology Case Manager. After 7 years we decided to move back to my hometown of Valmeyer, IL which is where we currently reside. I started working for Washington University in March 1999 as a Nurse coordinator for Dr. Arthur Halle in Cardiology. I moved with him to West County and in 2004 became the Clinical Administrator of the Heart and Vascular Center. Over the next several years, I took over the Lung Center and GI Center as well.
We worked very hard on the 8th floor to develop a team work approach and our motto is: “Teamwork – The strength of the team is each individual member…….the strength of each member is the TEAM!”
In September, 2012, I was given the honor of becoming the Director of Clinical Services for the Department of Medicine. I look very forward to continuing to work with our amazing Clinical teams in this new role and am very excited to be part of the ongoing success of the Department of Medicine.
I met my husband, Bruce, in college and we married after graduation. We have two very active children Paige and Andrew. Paige will be finishing her high school career and playing volleyball at McKendree University. Andrew is a typical boy involved in every sport possible. We are constantly running with each of them to Volleyball, Baseball, Basketball or Soccer and I wouldn’t trade our busy lifestyle for anything! We currently reside in my home town of Valmeyer, IL. I love swimming, golfing, riding our ATV’s, spending time with my family and friends, enjoying our hot tub, and travelling whenever we can.