Published on May 17, 2010

Baptist Union County Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer

NEW ALBANY, Miss. - Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County welcomes Laura Davis as the new chief nursing officer.

Most recently, she was the director of medical surgical nursing and cardiac rehabilitation at Baptist Memorial Hospital- DeSoto. She was also responsible for elevating nursing practice standards and implementing programs to improve quality, safety and patient care outcomes.

Davis has a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Delta State University, and she has been a nurse with various Baptist entities for more than twelve years.

"We look forward to having Laura as a colleague," said James Huffman, administrator and CEO of Baptist Union County.  "She will be a great asset to our medical team."

Baptist Union County is a 153-bed hospital that offers a variety of health care services, including labor and delivery, outpatient and laser surgery and a 24-hour emergency room. In 2004, the hospital renovated its Women's Center, which features five labor/delivery/recovery suites, two surgical suites for Caesarean sections, a level II nursery for sick babies and a 15-bed postpartum unit. Baptist Union County also offers one of Mississippi's only open MRI machines accredited by the American College of Radiology. For more information about Baptist Union County, please call 662-538-7631 or visit


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