West Tennessee Healthcare is pleased to announce that Ruby Kirby has accepted the permanent position of Chief Executive Officer at Camden Hospital, which is designated as a Critical Access Hospital. As CEO at Camden Hospital, Kirby will be responsible for all operations and overall management of the facility. She will also remain CEO at Bolivar Hospital, which is also designated as a Critical Access Hospital.
Kirby is a graduate of Union University of Jackson, Tennessee, where she received her Associate of Science in Nursing, and MBA from Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee.
After graduation, Kirby began her nursing career working at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, as a staff Registered Nurse on the General Surgery unit, which eventually led to the position of Director of General Surgery and the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. In 2000, Kirby accepted the position as Director of Nursing at Bolivar Hospital where she was responsible for all patient care staff, the quality of care, patients' satisfaction and regulatory compliance. She has served as the CEO at Bolivar Hospital since 2003.
"We are excited that Ruby has accepted this additional position within our West Tennessee Healthcare team, and we believe that her passion for rural health, her experience and leadership will help us continue Camden and Bolivar Hospitals' mission to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve," said Tina Prescott, Chief Operating Officer.