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Our Foundation and Tradition is the Christian Healing Ministry

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center is a licensed 638-bed medical center located in metropolitan Jackson, Miss. We take pride in being more than just a medical center. Founded in 1911, Baptist has grown from an eight-room wooden-framed home to the largest private medical center in the state. On May 1, 2017, Mississippi Baptist Health Systems signed a shared mission agreement with Baptist Memorial Health Care, which is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. Baptist Memorial is the largest not-for-profit health care provider in the Mid-South with hospitals in Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi. As a result of the shared mission agreement, Baptist Memorial became Mississippi’s fourth largest employer and the largest health care system in the state. Baptist Memorial hospitals offer patients in rural and urban areas access to the region’s largest network of doctors and specialists, as well as access to Epic―one of the country’s most sophisticated electronic health record systems.

Baptist is an organization where nurses know that their knowledge and clinical expertise are supported and valued. Nurses serve on numerous nursing councils and organizational committees where their voices are heard. Baptist sets a standard in the community for the pursuit of the highest quality, safe patient care. Changes in nursing practice is guided by research for better outcomes which results in higher patient and employee satisfaction and a shorter patient stay. Educational opportunities are available to all employees and nursing leaders work with staff on flexible schedules to help them achieve their educational goals.

Throughout the decades, Baptist has provided quality, compassionate Christian-based patient care for the people of Mississippi. We are honored that you may choose Mississippi Baptist Medical Center as your employer.

Magnet Recognition

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center has received Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. ANCC's Magnet Recognition Program® identifies superior quality in nursing care and is the highest national honor for nursing excellence. To achieve Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy application process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. The process includes an electronic application, followed by written documentation demonstrating qualitative and quantitative evidence regarding patient care and outcomes.

Our Leaders

Bobbie K. Ware, MHSA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Bobbie WareAs CEO of MBMC, Bobbie is responsible for hospital operations. During Bobbie's tenure, MBMC was the first Cancer Center in the U.S. to receive JCAHO Disease Specific Certification and MBMC was the first hospital in Mississippi to meet the qualifications and apply for Magnet status. MBMC has also been recognized as America's Best Hospital for Obstetrics – 2014, #1 hospital in Mississippi and Top Hospital for Orthopedics in Mississippi by US News & World Report – 2019 and on Becker's Hospital Review for Top 100 Hospitals in 2019.

Professional and Civic Organizations
  • American Nurses Association
  • Mississippi Nurses Association
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Mississippi Hospital Association Organization of Nurse Executives
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • National Association of Healthcare Quality
  • Hinds Community College Advisory Board
  • Belhaven Nursing School Advisory Board
  • Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi Community Board

Bobbie has a Master's in Health Care Administration, is a Fellow of the American College of HealthCare Executives, is a Board Certified Advanced Nurse Executive, and is a Six Sigma Green Belt. She has been recognized as one of Mississippi Business Journal's Top 40 under 40, American Cancer Society Volunteer of the Year, Mississippi Nurses Association Administrator of the Year, Mississippi College Graduate Program Alumni of the Year, Mississippi Business Journal Healthcare Hero, Girl Scouts Women of Distinction, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

Brenda Howie, Ph.D., MSN, RN, NE-BC

Chief Nursing Officer, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Brenda Howie - Chief Nursing Officer - Mississippi Baptist Medical CenterAs the Chief Nursing Officer, Brenda provides leadership to more than 900 registered nurses at Baptist Medical Center. She also oversees the Education Resource Center, Radiation Oncology, Accreditation, Case Management, Senior Behavioral Health Program, and is the Executive Lead for Nursing Excellence and Service. Additionally, Brenda leads operations of the Cancer, Cardiac, Neuroscience, and Women’s Service Lines.

During her tenure at Baptist, she has been instrumental in implementing a Shared Governance Model and has led the Magnet Component Teams for Baptist’s Journey to Excellence. She has been an advocate for excellence in nursing and the organization-wide implementation of patient-centered care. Also in 2019, US News & World Report ranked Baptist as the #1 Hospital in Mississippi.

Brenda received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science Emphasis in Administration from the University Medical Center. In 2015, Brenda received her Ph.D. in Nursing Education and Administration. Brenda also is a certified Nurse Executive. In 2015, Brenda was recognized with the Nursing Administrator of the Year Award from Mississippi State Nursing Association.

Professional and Civic Organizations

Brenda presently serves in numerous professional organizations, including the following:

  • Baptist Adult Day Health: Board
  • Mississippi Home Care (LHC Joint Venture): Board
  • Advisory Board: Hinds Community College
  • Advisory Board: William Carey University
  • Advisory Board: Belhaven University

Member of the following professional associations:

  • Mississippi Nurses Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • Mississippi Organization of Nurse Executives
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Mississippi Hospital Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International