nursing leadership

Message from the Chief Nursing Officer

At Maury Regional Health, our mission is to provide clinical excellence and compassionate care. We profoundly value the role of nurses in improving patient outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and implementing best-practice treatment protocols on the frontlines every day. 

This commitment to excellence — and our commitment to nurses — has culminated in Maury Regional Medical Center, our flagship hospital, achieving Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). As an organization, we provide recent nursing graduates with mentorship to launch a new career and offer experienced nurses opportunities for advanced training and leadership roles. Many of our nurses have gained valuable experience by working in multiple clinical disciplines and units. Our nursing teams are actively engaged in impacting the lives of our patients through an unwavering commitment to evidence-based practice and shared governance. We take pride in our dedication to nursing excellence, and we are committed to providing nurses countless opportunities to grow personally and professionally.

Nursing is a calling. If you are looking for an organization that values nurses and is committed to helping you advance your career, look no further than Maury Regional Health. Join our team today! Apply at

Deborah Lumpkins, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Chief Nursing Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Deborah Lumpkins, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, serves as chief nursing officer and chief operating officer for Maury Regional Health. She has been employed since 2000 and has more than 25 years of clinical and management experience. As chief nursing officer, she oversees all medical and surgical inpatient units/departments as well as the Emergency Department, Cancer Center, Women's Center and Nursing Professional Development Department. As chief operating officer, her oversight includes Imaging, Physical Medicine, Home Services, Laboratory and Facilities Services at Maury Regional Medical Center. Ms. Lumpkins holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of North Alabama, a master’s degree in nursing administration from the University of Alabama and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in executive leadership from American Sentinel University.