Forrest General Hospital hires new Chief Nursing Officer

Forrest General Hospital hires new Chief Nursing Officer

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.

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Logos representing Forrest Health and its hospitals and facilities may only be used according to the guidelines set forth by Marketing and Communications.

Use of these images constitutes an agreement to the terms and conditions stated in the Forrest Health Graphics Standards Stylebook.

Any questions regarding usage should be directed to Michelle Leslie, Marketing and Communications director, extension 601-288-1310 or mleslie@forrestgeneral.com.



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