Singing River Health System names its first female CEO

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PASCAGOULA, Mississippi — After serving as interim chief executive since March 1, Tiffany Murdock has been named permanent chief executive of Singing River Health System.

By being nominated for the position, Murdock becomes the first female CEO in the history of the healthcare system.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are thrilled that Tiffany continues to lead our healthcare system in a positive direction,” said Board Chairman Erich Nichols. “She has a proven track record of strategically steering the healthcare system in a direction that is in the best interests of our staff and the community while ensuring that quality care for our patients comes first.

Murdock takes the job nearly four months to the day after former CEO Lee Bond abruptly resigned after four years on the job, and less than a month after the board voted to sell or merge the health system.

Murdock began her career at SRHS as Executive Director of Surgical Operations in 2016 and was named Hospital Administrator for the system’s Singing River Gulfport site in 2020.

Prior to joining Singing River, Murdock held nursing leadership and executive positions in health systems across the country, including Medford, Oregon, and Sonoma County, California.

According to a statement released by SRHS, Murdock has “extensive experience providing leadership guidance to healthcare teams while improving the overall patient experience and quality of care provided in these facilities.

“She has led diverse teams to achieve success through innovative planning and implementation to ensure patients receive the highest quality care and the superior service they deserve.”

Murdock holds a BSN in nursing, an MSN and an MBA in health care administration, as well as a doctorate in executive leadership in public health.

Originally from Mobile, Alabama, Murdock and her husband, Oliver Murdock, reside in Ocean Springs with their two children.

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