Southern Regional Medical Center says that it has named Jacquelyn Byrd, DNP, APRN-BC, ACNS-BC, CEN, as the hospital’s new executive director of nursing.

According to a press release, Byrd will join Chief Nursing Officer Janie Hinton “in guiding the hospital’s clinical leaders and teams.” For the past six years, Byrd has served on SRMC’s Education team, “overseeing general clinical and Emergency Services education throughout the hospital.”

Hinton said, “Jackie’s years of experience along with her passion and commitment to healing, is a dynamic combination to help guide our clinical staff in delivering patient-centered care through evidence-based nursing practices. We are honored to be able to add such an exceptional leader to our clinical leadership team.”

Byrd, who holds a doctor of nursing practice from Georgia College and State University, a master’s degree in nursing from Georgia State University, and a bachelor of science in nursing from Clayton State University, served for more than eight years as an emergency department nurse for the United States Army.

Before coming to SRMC, Byrd worked as Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center’s emergency room nurse manager and was a clinical nurse specialist at Emory University Hospital and Grady Hospital.

Southern Regional Medical Center, at 11 Upper Riverdale Road SW in Riverdale, has served Clayton County and the Southern Crescent for over 50 years. The hospital is a member of Prime Healthcare, an award-winning health system operating 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, Southern Regional is one of 14 hospitals in the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity.

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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