A Message from our Chief Nursing Officer

As leaders in the care of patients and their families, nurses at Maury Regional Health facilities are actively engaged in improving patient lives and outcomes through evidence based practice.

In 2008 we embarked on a shared governance journey to give nurses a venue to participate and shape the practice of nursing from both a unit and departmental level. In 2009 we began our Magnet designation quest by implementing the Pathway to Excellence standards as defined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

With a retention rate of above 90%, our nursing skill level is also evolving and advancing. From specialty certifications to advanced degrees, our nurses are helping to shape health care in our State.

Our commitment extends beyond the walls of the medical center. Nurses present at national conferences, hold professional association leadership roles and donate their time, talents and resources to those in our community.

I have been inspired by the dedication of our nurses to our patients and each other. I am proud of the opportunity to work among such a talented nursing team.

Deborah Lumpkins, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services/CNO

Deborah Lumpkins holds a doctor of nursing practice degree in executive leadership from American Sentinel University, with a master’s degree in nursing administration from the University of Alabama and a bachelor of nursing degree from the University of North Alabama. She is a member of the Columbia State Community College and Martin Methodist College School of Nursing Advisory Boards, the Maury County United Way Board, and she volunteers at various community events. In addition to community service, Deborah is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, serves on the American Organization of Nurse Executive Finance Taskforce and Value of Nursing Task Force, and is a Nursing Education Peer Reviewer with the Tennessee Nurses Association. She is board certified as a nurse executive, advanced by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.