Evelyn Murphy, RN, BSN, MBA

Upson Selects New Chief Clinical Officer

Evelyn Murphy is the new chief clinical officer at Upson Regional Medical Center, where she will lead all nursing and ancillary clinical areas.

Murphy joins Upson with strong experience in nursing and management. Previously, Murphy served as chief clinical officer at Ty Cobb Healthcare System in Lavonia, Ga. Before joining Ty Cobb in 2010, she was director of general medicine and telemetry at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta.

“Evelyn brings a solid record of accomplishments over her tenure in the nursing profession, and I believe she’ll be a tremendous asset to us,” said David Castleberry, CEO. “Evelyn’s depth of experience and practical leadership will be an asset in keeping the patient in the center of everything we do.”

Murphy also has served in management positions at Hendry Regional Medical Center in Clewiston, FL, Barrow Regional Medical Center in Winder, Ga., Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, Ga., and Baptist North Hospital in Cumming, Ga. She began her career as a licensed practical nurse at what is now Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga., in 1981.

A Georgia native who earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from North Georgia College and University and a master’s in business administration from Brenau University in Gainesville, Murphy has more than 30 years of experience in nursing and nursing leadership.

Murphy was unanimously chosen for this leadership role at Upson by everyone who interviewed her, including representatives from frontline nursing, clinical and non-clinical leadership, administration and medical staff.

In taking over the role of chief clinical officer, Murphy is to ensure patients at Upson receive the most compassionate and highest quality of care.

“These are challenging times in healthcare,” Murphy said. “Despite all the new rules, regulations and changes, the bottom line is taking care of our patients, and if we do that with excellence, everything else will fall into place.”