Chief Nursing Officer

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Bobbie K. Ware, MHSA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

Chief Operating Officer, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center
Chief Nursing Officer, Mississippi Baptist Health Systems

As COO of MBMC, Bobbie is responsible for hospital operations. As CNO, Bobbie is responsible for all aspects of Nursing and Nursing standards for MBMC, Baptist Medical Center Attala, Baptist Medical Center Yazoo, Baptist Medical Center Leake and the MBHS clinic network. During Bobbie’s tenure, MBMC was the first Cancer Center in the U.S. to receive JCAHO Disease Specific Certification and MBMC was the first hospital in Mississippi to meet the qualifications and apply for Magnet status. MBMC has also been recognized as America’s Best Hospital for Obstetrics – 2014, HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award – 2015, Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award – 2015, Top Two Percent in the Nation for Patient Safety and Patient Experience by Healthgrades – 2015, and Top Five Percent in the Nation for Patient Experience - 2016.

Professional and Civic Organizations

  • American Nurses Association
  • Mississippi Nurses Association
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Mississippi Hospital Association Organization of Nurse Executives
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • National Association of Healthcare Quality
  • Hinds Community College Advisory Board
  • Belhaven Nursing School Advisory Board
  • Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi Community Board

Bobbie has a Master’s in Health Care Administration, is a Fellow of the American College of HealthCare Executives, is a Board Certified Advanced Nurse Executive, and is a Six Sigma Green Belt. She has been recognized as one of Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40, American Cancer Society Volunteer of the Year, Mississippi Nurses Association Administrator of the Year, Mississippi College Graduate Program Alumni of the Year, Mississippi Business Journal Healthcare Hero, Girl Scouts Women of Distinction, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

Personal and Family

Bobbie grew up in Oxford and has lived in Jackson since 1989 when she began her career at MBMC. She and her husband, Robert, have two children, Parker and Brooke, and one grandchild.

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