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Jessica Hammonds, Press Secretary
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ANNOUNCES CHILDREN’S MEDICAL SERVICES DIVISION DIRECTOR
~Long time nurse to spearhead programs focused on children ~
TALLAHASSEE – State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong today appointed Mary Beth Vickers, RN, MSN, as the Division Director for the Children’s Medical Services (CMS). As the director, Ms. Vickers will oversee such programs as Early Steps, KidCare, Child Protection/Special Technology, Newborn Screening and the CMS Network.
“Ms. Vickers’ extensive clinical experience coupled with her knowledge of the Children’s Medical Services program will be extremely valuable as we improve our public health system to help children with special needs,” said Dr. Armstrong.
Ms. Vickers has held the position as Acting Division Director for CMS since November 2011. She joined CMS in 2010 as the Bureau Chief for CMS Network Operations. Since she has been with the Department, she has also served as a nursing consultant with the Florida Board of Nursing.
Prior to joining the Department, Ms. Vickers was the Chief Operations Officer and co-owner of a nurse case management company, the Executive Director of a home health agency, and served as an instructor in nursing at Florida State University (FSU) and Tallahassee Community College. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Nursing from FSU. She is a member of and the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing.
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