Bernitha Russell-Wilson Named Unit Director at Lane

Bernitha Russell-Wilson Named Unit Director at Lane

Bernitha Russell-Wilson, BSN, RN-BC, has been named Director of the Medical/Surgical/Telemetry Units at Lane Regional Medical Center. She has more than 20 years of nursing leadership experience in various healthcare settings.


Bernitha will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of nursing care for the unit according to accreditation and professional standards, including patient satisfaction, quality assurance, staffing, and physician relations.


Bernitha completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Southern University School of Nursing in Baton Rouge and maintains national certifications in Medical/Surgical and Ambulatory Care nursing. She is an active member of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and Louisiana Volunteers in Action (LAVA). Prior to this position, Bernitha was a Nurse Manager within the Veterans Health Administration.


“I am proud to be part of the Lane family where I have the unique opportunity work with and care for neighbors, friends, and family here in my own community”, says Bernitha.

“It is exciting to be part of organization where people care about each other and work together as a team to provide quality care to the patients we serve.”


Originally from St. Francisville, Bernitha and her husband, Karl, reside in Zachary. Together they enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. They both are very ‘passionate’ about local football. They have three adult children, two in Texas and one in New York.