Brenda Baird, Chief Nurse Executive, Leaving CHI St. Vincent

Brenda Baird PortraitBrenda Baird will be leaving her role as Chief Nurse Executive for CHI St. Vincent in the coming months. While she continues her role, a transition plan to fill the vacant position will be developed.

Brenda came to CHI St. Vincent in 2007.  During her eight plus years, she led nursing on an amazing journey that continues today.  Here are a few of the many accomplishments:

  • Implemented professional nursing shared governance
  • Led a four-year journey which resulted in CHI St. Vincent Infirmary becoming the first and only ANCC Magnet recognized hospital in Arkansas
  • Magnet status contributed to CHI St. Vincent Infirmary being recognized by US News & World Report as the top hospital in Arkansas for the past three years
  • Led the journey at CHI St. Vincent Morrilton to becoming designated as the first and only ANCC recognized Pathway hospital in 2013
  • Represented CHI St. Vincent in multiple national publications and conference presentations
  • Served as CHI St. Vincent Executive sponsor of the Cerner build and implementation
  • Led the Carevalue implementation
  • Led formation of CHI St. Vincent Simulation Lab with Blue and You donation in 2012
  • Worked with the Vogel Family on Nursing Excellence scholarships for bedside nurses

As you can tell, in eight years, Brenda has led nursing to new heights.  At this time, Brenda has joined the Northeast Georgia Health System where she will serve as the Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer.  Please thank Brenda for her years of service and wish her well for the future.