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Keri Brookshire-Heavin

Keri Brookshire-Heavin

Keri Brookshire-Heavin

Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer

I’m Keri Brookshire-Heavin, a senior vice president, the chief operating officer (COO) and chief nursing officer (CNO) at Phelps Health. I have my bachelor of science in nursing from Cox College – I was actually their first BSN graduate, a class of one – and a master’s in healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix. In 2010, I was honored to be named leader of the year at Phelps Health, an award that is voted on by our employees. I am also a certified nurse manager and leader, through the American Organization of Nurse Leaders.

I began my career as a nurse in 1996, but originally wanted to be a psychologist. I am used to wearing multiple hats, having taught nursing school for 12 years, while also leading different departments. At Phelps Health, I have served as the nursing informatics coordinator and the director of medical telemetry, before assuming my current position.

As the COO/CNO, I have the privilege to work with almost every department in the hospital, from Nursing, to Plant Operations, to Information Technologies and more. I strive to be a servant-hearted leader, to stay honest and humble, and do my best to support these departments.

I am the proud mom of two sons and have enjoyed watching them compete in football and marching band. I cannot turn away a stray, so my house is becoming “Keri’s Home for Wayward Animals.” We currently have two miniature schnauzers, a handful of farm cats and have even cared for the occasional raccoon. My hobbies including refinishing furniture, watching reality TV, swimming, shopping and travel. I have particularly fond memories of a medical mission trip that I took to Peru.

I choose Phelps Health because I believe in what we do, our people, our patients and our organization. Thank you for choosing Phelps Health!

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