Baptist Health Names Kelley Hamby as First System Chief Nursing Officer

Feb 15, 2023 at 06:12 pm by Staff


LITTLE ROCK – Baptist Health has promoted longtime nursing leader Kelley Hamby to a newly created position, system chief nursing officer. Hamby most recently served as the chief nursing officer for Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock.

Hamby began her career with Baptist Health in 1990 as a unit coordinator (IA) and in 1994 she completed the registered nurse program at Baptist Health College Little Rock and began her career as a nurse at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock. 

In her new role, Hamby will assist Baptist Health with strategy, standards and improving quality measures for nursing across the healing ministry.

Hamby received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Master of Science in Nursing from the Western Governors University.

Outside of her work, Hamby is active in the community, serving on the Arkansas Heart Association Board and the Workforce committee for the Arkansas Hospital Association. Additionally she serves as a member of the Arkansas Nurses Association, American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) and the Arkansas Hospital Association (AHA).


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