Forrest General Hospital is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Chief Nursing Officer. Phyllis Chambers-Berry, DNP, RN, NE-BC, assumed the duties of CNO effective September 1, 2019.
Dr. Chambers-Berry most recently served as Director of Emergency and Nursing Staff Services at Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto in Southaven, Mississippi. In that position, Dr. Chambers-Berry was involved with supervising a 92 person staff, managing the daily operations of an emergency department, which cares for 67,000 patients annually, overseeing a multimillion dollar budget, and strategic nursing oversight for a 25-bed emergency expansion project. Additionally, Dr. Chambers-Berry oversaw nursing support services at Baptist Desoto and was responsible for bed flow daily operations.
“I am excited to be a part of the Forrest General Hospital family, and I look forward to leading our nursing staff as they provide the highest level of patient care as envisioned by our president, Andy Woodard,” said Dr. Chambers-Berry.
Dr. Chambers-Berry has a wide range honors and accomplishments including serving as President of the Mississippi Nurses Association of Marshall, Tate, and De Soto Counties from 2018 till her relocation to Hattiesburg on September 1 and being voted Top 100 Nurses in Memphis-Shelby County 2015. She was also nominated for the prestigious Nightingale Nurse of Distinction Award.
Dr. Chambers-Berry earned a Masters of Science in Nursing from Loyola University New Orleans and went on to receive a Doctorate of Nursing Practice also from Loyola University New Orleans in 2016.