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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Land a leader in Richmond County health

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Our featured leading lady today, Christy English Land, whom many of her coworkers lovingly refer to as the First Lady of FirstHealth Richmond, moved into a new leadership role on Feb. 21, 2022 as the president of FirstHealth’s Southern Region and administrator of Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond.  

At the onset of COVID-19 in March of 2020, Land was serving on the front lines as the administrative director of Clinical Performance. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing emergency management, patient advocacy, patient safety, quality, discharge planning, and multiple other aspects of health care practices. During the recent pandemic, Landled her team to care, prepare, and train for COVID-19, which included opening a mobile clinic specifically for identifying and treating the virus. 

A 1997 Richmond Community College graduate of the ADN program, Land continued her nursing education at UNC-Charlotte, where she received a bachelor’s in nursing in 2011, and a master’s in nursing  with a concentration in executive nursing administration in 2015 from the University of South Alabama.

In addition to her degrees, Land holds certifications for N.C. State-Lean, National Incident Management System, Hospital Incident Command Center, and North Carolina Hospital Association. She is a 2010 graduate of the State of North Carolina Leadership Richmond, the 2010 Leadership Richmond chair, an American Heart Association Basic Life Support instructor, and an American Heart Association Advanced Life Support instructor.

The ultimate Swiss Army knife of health care, Land has an array of medical experience in her 24 years that began at Scotland Memorial Hospital in 1997, where she worked as a registered nurse in the critical care and emergency departments. In 1999, she transferred to the cardiac cath lab at FirstHealth Moore Regional, where she remained until 2005 when she returned to Richmond County as the director of Intensive Care at FirstHealth Richmond. Land led the intensive care department for nearly five years and was then promoted to administrative director of Clinical Performance, where she remained until her current appointment of president/ administrator of MRH-Richmond, which began on Feb. 21, 2022. 


Land serves on the board for the Richmond County Partnership for Children and the Richmond County Local Emergency Planning Committee, and is a member of the Rockingham Rotary club. She also volunteers with the Richmond County United Way, Richmond Community College, and Rockingham Parks and Recreation. 

The old adage opposites attract isn’t always true, as this trailblazing leading lady is married to another tremendous leader in our community, Richmond County Manager Bryan Land, with whom she shares two children. We are so thankful for this leading couple for their dedication to our county. 

Join us today in celebrating Land’s continued success and leadership.

Meghann Lambeth is executive director of the Richmond County Tourism Development Authority. Republished from visitrichmondcounty.com. Throughout March, Visit Richmond County will feature a local leading lady in honor of Women’s History Month.



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