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RESUME

Mary Elizabeth Peyton


57 St. Annes Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39401
601-544-2300
e-mail mp6a8378@westpost.net

EDUCATION:
Master of Science Degree: Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee, Major:
Individual Studies- Health Administration, Coordination and Supervision.(Current
ly University of Memphis)
Bachelor of Professional Studies: Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee.
Major: Health Care Education, Management.
Associate of Arts Degree, Nursing, Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee,

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:
Offering years of progressive experience and successful achievement in Nursing,
Nursing Education, Outpatient Clinic Management, Hospital Nursing Management.
EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
August 2009-September, 2009 - Southwest Mississippi Community College, School of
Nursing - Instructor, Nursing
May, 2009 to August, 2009, HMP Nursing Services for Bedford Care Center, Convale
scent Care Center, Rehab. and Nursing Home. Registered Nurse Supervisor
November, 2008- April 2009 - Director, Education, Forrest General Hospital, Hatt
iesburg, Ms. Supervised a department of 7 clinical educators. Enhanced the e-lea
rning area by assisting with the start up of the HealthStream e-learning system.
Revised nursing initial competency skill reviews. Projected nurse aide course r
evision.
November 2002- November 2008, Director, Patient Care Services, Forrest General H
ospital, Hattiesburg, Ms. Forrest General Hospital is a 523 bed, full service,
Level II trauma center in Hattiesburg Ms. Reporting to me were managers for Wom
en's services(included Labor and Delivery, Nursery, Pediatrics, Women's medical
surgical floor), Outpatient floor, medical telemetry floor, medical surgical flo
ors, pulmonary floor, orthopedics, oncology, post open heart telemetry floor, Re
hab. Care unit, renal floor. Assisted in successful CARF accreditation for th
e Rehab Care unit. Many years of experience with Joint Commission surveys, incl
uding a recent one (March, 2009) at Forrest General.
September, 2000 to November 2002,- Patient Care Manager, Forrest General Hospita
l, Hattiesburg, Ms. Managed the staff of an outpatient/inpatient unit, surgical
pre-evaluation testing unit, built, staffed and managed the Same Day Surgery un
it, and a medical telemetry unit. Reported to the Director of Patient Care Servi
ces.
June, 1995 to July, 2000 - Administrative Director of Nursing, Southwest Mississ
ippi Regional Medical Center, McComb, Ms. Directed the managers of this 120 bed
acute care facility including medical surgical, continuing care unit, telemetry
unit, emergency room, intensive care unit (10 beds). Reported to the Chief Nur
sing officer.
November 1987 to April 1995 - Director, Clinical Services, MEDPLEX, Ambulatory C
are Center, Regional Medical at Memphis, Memphis, Tn. Directed the nursing serv
ices of this 44 clinic ambulatory care center, staffed by physicians from the Un
iversity of Tennessee Medical Units, Memphis. Assisted in the design, building a
nd staffing of the 250,000sq. ft. MEDPLEX.
January, 1987 to November, 1987 - Associate Director of Home Health Care/Directo
r of Nursing Services, Kimberly Home Health Care, Inc., Memphis, Tn. Directed a
nd supervised home health nurses and the small temporary staffing agency of the
company in Memphis.
September, 1971 to December, 1986 - Coordinator Nursing Education, St. Joseph Ho
spital School of Nursing, Memphis, Tn. Originally taught medical surgical nursin
g both classroom and clinical. Moved to coordinator of the medical surgical nur
sing courses and then to coordinator of freshman nursing courses.
August, 1970 to September 1971, Staff nurse, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis
Tennessee.
PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION
Registered Nurse, Licensed, State of Mississippi
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Ms. Hospital Association- Organization of Nurse Executives
VHA-Member, Nurse Executive Group, Gulf States
American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau
References furnished upon request.