The Administration of Jackson Hospital announces Nichole Ussery, BSN, RN of Cottondale as the Chief Nursing Officer as of May 1, 2021. Mrs. Ussery assumes the role as Chief Nursing Officer after most recently holding the position of Senior Vice President of Quality/Risk Management/Education.
Mrs. Ussery has been with Jackson Hospital for over 18 years where she has been a valuable member of the clinical staff in various capacities. She graduated from Chipola College with her RN degree and furthered her education at South University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Mrs. Ussery is married to James Ussery and they have two boys, Dillon, 24 and Devon, 19. When asked about being named Chief Nursing Officer at Jackson Hospital, Mrs. Ussery remarked, “I am honored to have been chosen for this position and I am excited to lead our clinical departments on our mission “To provide exceptional healthcare to every patient, every day”.
About Jackson Hospital
Jackson Hospital is an award-winning facility and is proud of its most recent recognition, the FHA Award of Significance in Reducing Harm Across the Board. Jackson Hospital is an iVantage Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital. The hospital was named in The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, Immunization, and Perinatal Care. The March of Dimes and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recognize Jackson Hospital as the first hospital in Florida’s panhandle for achieving an early elective delivery rate less than 5%. The hospital was designated by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association as a Blue Distinctive Center+ for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care Program and awarded Baby Friendly distinction. Jackson Hospital has been awarded a 5 Star National Recognition by Healthgrades for Vaginal Delivery Care, and received the Florida Award by ACHA and the Florida Department of Health for Safely Reducing Primary Sections