Kimberly Beard began her career with College Hospital in 1998 as a floor nurse. Kimberly has worked her way up in the company and was promoted to Director of Psychiatric Services in 2003. Seeking an opportunity to further her career, Kimberly accepted the position she now holds as Director of Nursing Services in 2009.

Kimberly has worked within the psychiatric field since 1992 and obtained her psychiatric board certification through the ANCC in 2002. She obtained her BSN and MSN through the University of Phoenix.

Kimberly is responsible for overseeing and ensuring the safety of the day to day operations of nursing services, activity therapy, and program at College Hospital Costa Mesa. Additionally her duties include implementation of quality improvement programs such as seclusion and restraint reduction, striving to become a restraint free facility. Kimberly also is an active member of the community serving on the California Hospital Association Behavioral Health Board and the Advisory Board for Orange Coast College

Kimberly Beard MSN, RN-BC, CPHQ
Chief Nursing Officer
College Hospital Costa Mesa