Fresno Surgical Hospital Names Crystal Teague Chief Nursing Officer

Fresno Surgical Hospital (FSH) announced today it has named Crystal Teague as Chief Nursing Officer.

In this position,Teague will be responsible for the day to day management of the FSH nursing department. She will also serve as a member of the executive team to help guide hospital policies and procedures that ensure quality care, and patient safety and satisfaction.

“Our nursing staff has an outstanding reputation for providing the best care in Central California,” says Kristine Kassahn, Chief Executive Officer of Fresno Surgical Hospital. “We are thrilled the Crystal has taken on the role of Chief Nursing Officer. I’m confident that under her leadership our nursing department will get even stronger.”

Teague joined FSH as a Registered Nurse (RN) in 2007. While at FSH, she has also served as Manager/Supervisor of Inpatient Services and Clinical Risk Manager/Regulatory Compliance RN. In addition, Teague is a RN Instructor at San Joaquin Valley College in Visalia, Calif.

“Fresno Surgical Hospital has a strong commitment to providing the best care to our patients,” says Teague. “I am excited to help further that mission as the Chief Nursing Officer.”

Prior to joining FSH, Teague worked as a Registered Nurse at other hospitals in California. She earned an Associate in Science, Registered Nursing degree from Fresno City College and a Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree from California State University, Fresno. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in the nursing program at California State University, Fresno.

About Fresno Surgical Hospital

Fresno Surgical Hospital is a fully licensed, Joint Commission accredited hospital that delivers award-winning clinical care and patient satisfaction to patients throughout Central California. The physician-owned hospital was founded in 1984 and today serves approximately 8,200 patients annually. FSH’s non-traditional, hotel-like accommodations and commitment to quality care and patient satisfaction have led the hospital to be recognized as a top performer both in the state of California and nationally. For more information, visit

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