FLORENCE – North Alabama Medical Center recently named that Terri Harris Chief Nursing Officer of NAMC, effective June 15. Harris joins NAMC from Merit Health River Region in Vicksburg, MS, where she also served as Chief Nursing Officer.
“We are excited to have Harris step into this important leadership role,” said Russell Pigg, Chief Executive Officer of NAMC. “She is an exemplary leader with a tremendous amount of clinical experience and expertise. Her commitment to patient care, physicians, employees and the community is evident in all that she does. I know that she will help us further advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier.”
As Chief Nursing Officer of Merit Health River Region, Harris oversaw
daily operations of a 361-bed facility, assisted in reducing nursing turnover and developed interdisciplinary rounding teams.
“Terri is a great fit for our hospital,” said Pigg. “We have been so impressed with her experience, knowledge, and her genuine care for people. We are really looking forward to working with her to lead the hospital forward.”
Prior to her role in Vicksburg, Harris spent three years as Chief Nursing Officer at East Cooper Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant, SC; Director of Cardiovascular Services at Providence Hospital in Mobile, and System Manager of Heart and Vascular Services at Singing River Health System in Pascagoula, MS.
“North Alabama Medical Center is such an important part of this community,” said Harris. “I look forward to taking on this new role and joining this incredible team of individuals.”