Baptist Union County names Heather Reid new Chief Nursing Officer

Union County MS Reid named Baptist CNO
Heather Reid, BSN, RN, named Chief Nursing Officer at Baptist Union County.
February 19th, 2020     Featured General News

NEW ALBANY, Miss., February 18, 2020 – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County recently announced Heather Reid, BSN, RN, has been named chief nursing officer. Randy White, who has served as chief nursing officer since 2011, has accepted the CNO position at Baptist DeSoto.

In this role, Reid will be responsible for development and implementation of all nursing patient care activities including medical-surgical, maternity, surgery, emergency, staff education, informatics, and the cancer center.

After receiving an associate’s degree in nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College, Reid earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of North Alabama.

Reid, who began her career at Baptist Union County in 2004, has served as emergency department nurse manager since 2008. In addition to being a certified instructor for basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, and pediatric advanced life support, Reid is actively involved in the state trauma program, MS STEMI program, MS Healthcare Alliance and the Emergency Nurses Association. She also serves as a coordinator for the health sciences pathway of the CREATE Foundation Imagine the Possibilities Career Expo.

“We look forward to Heather taking on an expanded leadership role at Baptist Union County,” said James Grantham, CEO and Administrator. “Her experience in the emergency department and nursing leadership expertise will bring a wealth of knowledge to our medical team.”

Reid and her husband, John Frank, reside in Ripley, MS with their children Mallie and Jack.

Baptist Union County offers a variety of services, including adult and pediatric inpatient care, maternity, surgery, a 24-hour emergency department and diagnostics. The hospital also has 3D mammography, TeleHealth services and an eICU. Baptist Union County has an excellent reputation for providing quality care and recently earned an “A” Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group and Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety Excellence awards from Healthgrades. Most notably, Baptist Union County became the first hospital in Mississippi to earn five stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the hospital’s quality, outcomes, safety and patient satisfaction. The Chartis Center for Rural Health also recognized the hospital as one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the country.

For more information about Baptist Union County, please call 662-538-7631 or visit

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