Chief Nursing and Patient Care Services Officer, UC Davis Medical Center

Toby Marsh

Toby Marsh is the Chief Nursing and Patient Care Services Officer for UC Davis Medical Center. He oversees more than 1,800 nurses and nurse practitioners, who together provide care for more than 200,000 patients every year at the 619-bed acute-care hospital and affiliated primary- and specialty-care clinics.

Marsh served as a Director of Hospital and Clinics at the medical center from 2010 to March 2016, providing leadership, planning and administration of day-to-day patient-care operations as well as clinical-education and improvement projects. 

During his time on the nursing leadership team the hospital earned Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2014. The designation is the nation’s highest form of recognition for nursing excellence, and serves as a benchmark for quality of care.

Marsh previously served in a variety of nursing and nursing management positions, and as a U.S. Air Force captain with significant command responsibilities in personnel, administrative and training programs.

He received a bachelor's degree in health services from California State University, Fresno in 1997; a master's in human resources from Central Michigan University in 2000; an associate degree in nursing from Pacific Union College in 2004; and a master's in nursing from Gonzaga University in 2010. He attended the Wharton Nursing Leaders Program in 2008. 

Marsh is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Association of California Nurse Leaders and the American College of Healthcare Executives.