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Baptist names Bobbie K. Ware as new CEO of Baptist Medical Center

Bobbie K. Ware, has been named chief executive officer of Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. In 2007, Ware was promoted to Mississippi Baptist Health Systems chief nursing officer. Along with those duties, she was promoted to the Baptist Medical Center chief operating officer in 2016. Ware’s newly created position mirrors the leadership structure of hospitals affiliated with Memphis, Tennessee-based Baptist ...

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Baptist Medical Center receives nation’s highest nursing designation

Baptist Medical Center in Jackson recently received the nation’s top honor for nursing excellence called “Magnet.” The Magnet Recognition Program is given by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC), an affiliate of the American Nurses Association, to hospitals satisfying a set of criteria designed to measure quality patient care and professional nursing practice. Only seven percent of hospitals in America ...

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Baptist Medical names COO

Bobbie Ware, MHSA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, of Brandon has been named the Chief Operating Officer of Baptist Medical Center. She will continue her role as Chief Nursing Officer for Baptist Health Systems. Ware has served in leadership positions at Baptist since 1993 including director of Home Care and director of Baptist Cancer Services. In addition to her Chief Nursing ...

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Former Sen. Lott hospitalized with ruptured appendix

JACKSON — A one-time aide to former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott said yesterday that the Mississippi Republican has suffered a ruptured appendix. The former aide, Lee Youngblood, told The Associated Press that he has been in touch with Lott’s family. Youngblood said the 71-year-old Lott underwent surgery and is expected to recover. “He did have a ruptured appendix,” Youngblood said. ...

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MSHP recognizes Dixon

Baptist Medical Center clinical pharmacy specialist Tripp Dixon, Pharm.D., of Madison recently received the Mississippi Society of Health System Pharmacists Service Award. The honor was given during the MSHP annual meeting for outstanding service to the MSHP organization. Dixon serves as chairman of the MSHP education committee.  

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Tirman named president

Kerry R. Tirman, JD, MBA, FACHE, is the new president of Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Kerry comes to Baptist from Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala., where he has served as COO since 2008. From 2005 to 2008, Kerry was the CEO of Riley Hospital in Meridian. From 2003-2005, he served as associate executive director/COO/interim CEO at Midwest Regional ...

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Chaffee named best nurse

From the recipients of the quarterly Nursing Excellence Awards last year, Keisha Chaffee, RN, was selected as Baptist Medical Center’s 2009 Nurse of the Year. She is a Clinton resident and works in Baptist’s Adult Intensive Care Unit. Chaffee grew up in Jackson and attended Provine High School and attended Alcorn State. She received her B.S. from the University of ...

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