The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) congratulates Laura Tucker, MSN, of Montgomery County, Miss., on her recent appointment to Chief Nurse for the Delta/Hills Public Health District III. The nine-county Delta/Hills Public Health District includes Attala, Bolivar, Carroll, Holmes, Humphreys, Leflore, Montgomery, Sunflower and Washington counties.
Ms. Tucker received an Associate's Degree from Holmes Community College in 1988, a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2005 and a Master's Degree from UMMC in 2007. Tucker has 21 years' experience at MSDH, including work as a clinical nurse, county coordinating nurse and maternal/child health family planning coordinator. Tucker also volunteers with the Montgomery County Diabetes Coalition, Place Matters, and the Mississippi Nurses Association, District 32.
"I am very excited to have the opportunity to serve as Chief Nurse in the Delta/Hills Public Health District," said Tucker. "This area of the state is fortunate to have some of the finest public health nurses and providers. It will be my pleasure to work with them as a team as we provide the best possible healthcare available to our community."
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