Liz Youngblood - Two Decades of Health Care Leadership

Liz Youngblood of UMMC in Jackson, MS

At the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS, Liz Youngblood directed adult services for the three adult hospitals and multiple clinics in the Jackson metro market. A resident of Flora, MS, Liz Youngblood started her career in nursing and has assumed ever-increasing levels of responsibility.

From Naples Community Hospital in Florida, Youngblood moved to a Texas and worked as a RN on medical and surgical nursing units. After several years, she moved into quality and case management and later became an assistant vice president at the Medical Center Arlington, Texas, tasked with overseeing multiple departments. In 2000, she transferred to Richardson Medical Center which at the time was an affiliate of the Baylor Health Care System. There she implemented the Malcolm Baldrige framework and lead the organization to becoming the first health care recipient in the state to be awarded the Texas Award for Performance Excellence.

Liz Youngblood then began 12 years of service for Baylor Scott & White Health (formerly the Baylor Health Care System) in Dallas. She rose through executive positions with responsibilities ranging from department operations to strategic planning and strategy execution. On her watch, three service lines placed in U.S. News & World Report rankings.

After graduating from Ona M. Wilcox School of Nursing and West Texas A&M University, Youngblood obtained her MBA from Southern Methodist University. Liz has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumna by the SMU Cox School of Business. One of the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 50 Businesswomen she serves on multiple boards and in her spare time she likes to run with her husband and their German shepherd.