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Baptist Health Systems makes changes

Deniece Ponder

Deniece Ponder

Don Ward

Don Ward

Dotti Simpson

Dotti Simpson

Jennifer Jurney

Jennifer Jurney

Baptist Health Systems in Jackson has announced promotions and staff addition:

Jennifer Yoe Jurney has joined Baptist Health Systems as director of physician marketing. She was previously a pharmaceutical sales representative with GlaxoSmithKline’s respiratory care division in north Mississippi. Jurney holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi and Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi College.

Deniece Ponder, MHSA, BSN, RN, OCN, has been named Baptist’s administrative director for Oncology and Neuroscience Services. She has worked at Baptist for 22 years. Her roles have included serving as a home health branch director, pain specialist, neuroscience coordinator and director of women’s services. Ponder received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College, a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and a Masters in Health Services Administration from Mississippi College. She also received certification as an oncology nurse.

Dotti Simpson, MHSA, BSN, RN NE-BC, has been named administrative director for Women’s Services. Simpson has been with Baptist for 34 years as a house supervisor for maternal services, critical care nurse, nurse manager and clinical director. Simpson received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College, a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Masters in Health Science from Mississippi College. She received her Nursing Executive certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Don Ward, MBA, CHAM, MT (ASCP), has been promoted to director of Patient Access at Baptist Medical Center. He was previously a laboratory marketing representative. Ward holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology and a medical technology degree both from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn. He received his MBA from Belhaven University.

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