Tonia moved to Abilene where she obtained her Associates of Science in Nursing at McMurry University in 1997. After completing her RN degree, she began working at Hendrick Medical Center in post-intervention cardiac care and the cardiac cath lab. Tonia then went to work for Fresenius Kidney Care for 17 years. During her employment there, she served in several roles; Charge Nurse, Clinical Manager, and Operations Manager. Tonia decided to return to school because she had a strong desire to provide direct patient care after years of management experience. Tonia earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2010 and earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from Texas Tech Health Science Center in 2015.
Tonia was first introduced to Hamlin while being a student in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. As part of her Masters program, Tonia chose to complete her clinical hours in a rural community. Dr. Chad White graciously agreed to serve as her precept and under his direction, Tonia learned more about Hamlin and the joys of this close-knit community, in which she continues to build her practice. She enjoys working with each patient, based on the patient’s individual needs and developing a treatment plan that will lead to a life of wellness for the patients served.
Tonia has a son and is very involved with his activities which include varsity tennis, livestock shows, and prepared speaking events with FFA. Tonia’s hobbies include gardening, and spending time with her family.
During her tenure in CICU, Mallory decided to pursue her dream of becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner and began attending West Texas A&M University. Mallory completed her practicum hours in pediatrics, women’s health and primary care in the rural health setting. She was accepted into the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society in February 2018 and graduated with honors in May 2018.
Mallory is the wife of Parker Morrow, originally from Sweetwater, Texas. He is currently employed as a musician with Red Shahan Music and as the booking manager for the Blue Light Live, Lubbock and Dallas locations. In her spare time, Mallory enjoys cooking, listening to live music, running, spending time with friends, family, and her dog Maulie.
Mallory is both proud and excited to provide care to the Hamlin Community. She hopes to treat each patient with individualistic care, and as though they are a part of her family.