Dodie McElmurray joined UMMC Jan. 27, 2020, as chief executive officer of community hospitals UMMC Grenada and UMMC Holmes County in Lexington.
Before coming to the Medical Center, McElmurray served as chief operating officer at West Jefferson Medical Center and was former administrator of clinical support services at UMMC.
McElmurray received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Delta State University in 1997, then gained experience as a staff nurse at Continue Care Home Health in Indianola and at North Sunflower County Hospital in Ruleville before becoming a unit manager at Ruleville Healthcare. She served as director of nursing at the Walter B. Crook Nursing Facility in Ruleville and Beverly Healthcare in Searcy, Arkansas.
She initially joined UMMC in 2003 as an assistant director of nursing and received her Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, Arizona. She served as UMMC’s clinical director of neurosciences and orthopaedics, then as administrator of clinical support services from 2006-14.
She left the Medical Center to lead Greenwood Leflore Hospital as its chief operating officer before going to West Jefferson from 2017-19. McElmurray is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and serves on its Board of Governors. She also served as an ACHE regent for Mississippi from 2014-17, and was president-elect and president of Mississippi Healthcare Executives, an ACHE chapter, from 2013-14.