Chief Nursing Officer

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Brenda Howie, Ph.D., MSN, RN, NE-BC

Chief Nursing Officer
Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

As the Chief Nursing Officer, Brenda provides leadership to more than 900 registered nurses at Baptist Medical Center. She also oversees the Education Resource Center, Radiation Oncology, Accreditation, Case Management, Senior Behavioral Health Program, and is the Executive Lead for Nursing Excellence and Service. Additionally, Brenda leads operations of the Cancer, Cardiac, Neuroscience, and Women’s Service Lines

During her tenure at Baptist, she has been instrumental in implementing a Shared Governance Model and has led the Magnet Component Teams for Baptist’s Journey to Excellence. She has been an advocate for excellence in nursing and the organization-wide implementation
of patient-centered care. Also in 2015, Healthgrades ranked Baptist in the Top 2% in the Nation for Patient Safety and Patient Experience.

Brenda received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science Emphasis in Administration from the University Medical Center. In 2015, Brenda received her Ph.D. in Nursing Education and Administration. Brenda also is a certified Nurse Executive. In 2015, Brenda was recognized with the Nursing Administrator of the Year Award from Mississippi State Nursing Association.

Professional and Civic Organizations

Brenda presently serves in numerous professional organizations, including the following:

  • Baptist Adult Day Health: Board
  • Mississippi Home Care (LHC Joint Venture): Board
  • Advisory Board: Hinds Community College
  • Advisory Board: William Carey University
  • Advisory Board: Belhaven University

Member of the following professional associations:

  • Mississippi Nurses Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • Mississippi Organization of Nurse Executives
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Mississippi Hospital Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Personal and Family

Brenda is a native of Jackson and has two children, David (37), who lives in Nashville, TN, and Melissa (35), who lives in Brandon with her granddaughter Hannah (9). Brenda lives in Brandon and enjoys spending time with family and traveling.

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