Our Leadership

Barbara Ernst

VP Patient Care Services

Barbara Ernst began her career in nursing at Perry County Memorial Hospital in 1971. She received her degree from DePaul School of Nursing. She started as a staff nurse in the medical surgical area. She has held various positions at PCMH. In 1990, she established the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program. In 2000, she accepted the position of Vice President of Patient Care Services.

Barbara is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders. She has held various positions in these organizations over the years. She presently serves as the secretary of the Southeast Missouri Nurse Leaders. Barbara is a member of the board of the Regional Family Crisis Center and has served as secretary since 2008.

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