Published on March 17, 2022

NMHS Welcomes Beth Ungo Back as VP for Business Development

Beth UngoTUPELO, Mississippi – North Mississippi Health Services has named Beth Ungo vice president for business development.

In the new role, Ungo will support the health system’s growth as NMHS seeks new ways to better connect with people outside the hospital.  

“We are excited to welcome Beth back to the NMHS leadership team and look forward to realizing our growth potential in the outpatient areas,” said M. Shane Spees, NMHS president and chief executive officer.  “Growth in outpatient areas will better serve NMHS’ mission to continuously improve the health of the people of our region.”

A native of Iuka, Ungo has a long history of service with NMHS as a registered nurse, analyst and leader. She served as the service line administrator for oncology and radiology services from 2014 to 2019.

“It’s wonderful to return in my personal and professional roots,” Ungo said. “I’m excited to be a part of a team working to expand access to care that helps the people in north Mississippi and northwest Alabama live healthier lives.”

Before returning to NMHS, she spent the past 10 months with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi as an executive director developing and executing the strategic business plan for an innovative primary care and wellness center in Madison. 

Ungo graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Alabama. She earned a master’s in nursing administration from University of Alabama in Huntsville. She holds a law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Ungo’s health care career began at North Mississippi Medical Center-Iuka as a medical-surgical nurse. During her nursing career, she served as a clinical management analyst, nurse manager, breast health navigator and nursing instructor. She worked as an attorney from 2008 to 2010 before returning to health care. She stepped into health leadership roles with NMHS in oncology and radiology. She also served as the senior leader for Urologic, a large urology practice headquartered in Tupelo. In her role with Blue Cross Blue Shield, she led efforts to create an innovative care and payment model and coordinated a new business start-up for a primary care center for insurer’s members. 

She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Medical Group Management Association.

She is married to Jaime Ungo, M.D., and they have five children. She enjoys reading, spending time with family and travel.

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