Hudson Welcomes Director of Nursing Joyce Parsons

Jun 28, 2022News

Salisbury, Md. – June 28, 2022 – Hudson Behavioral Health has hired Joyce Parsons, EdD, RN as its new Director of Nursing. Parsons has a long career in nursing and supervision in the addiction treatment field. She was previously employed with Hudson Behavioral Health from 1998-2015, and during her tenure she served as the Director of Nursing for over 10 years.

In her role at Hudson Behavioral Health, Parsons is responsible for hiring, training, and supervising the staff of 15 in the nursing department, and collaborating with the Medical Director, Clinical Director, and CEO on all major medical decisions.

“I have worked with Joyce in the past and have always admired her dedication to our mission and goals,” said Leslie Brown, CEO of Hudson Behavioral Health. “I’m thrilled that Joyce has rejoined the Hudson team and appreciate her strong leadership of our nursing staff.”

Parsons received her associate degree in Nursing from Wor-Wic Community College in 1979, her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Nursing from Wilmington University in 2011 and 2014 respectively, and most recently earned her Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern University in 2021. Before coming back to Hudson Behavioral Health, Parsons was a Registered Nurse at Sun Behavioral Health in Georgetown, Delaware.

About Hudson Behavioral Health

Hudson Behavioral Health was founded in 1980 and is licensed to operate in both Maryland and Delaware. The nonprofit is accredited by The Joint Commission, receiving its Gold Seal of Approval. Learn more about Hudson’s innovative approach to recovery, behavioral health and wellness at Hudson Behavioral Health is an affiliate of Hudson Health Services, Inc.

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Hudson Behavioral Health was formed in 1980 (as Hudson Health Services, Inc.) to bring the first residential recovery program to the Eastern Shore. Today, thousands of patients later, we remain the leader in recovery programs and resources, with our staff of 100 committed to serving each patient as an individual.