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Angela Everett, right, North Mississippi Medical Center administrator for post-acute and rehabilitation services, presents Tobie Gillean with the Health Care Social Worker of the Year award. Courtesy of NMMC

Tobie Gillean wins social worker award

Tobie Gillean, LCSW, CCM, has been named Health Care Social Worker of the Year for 2015 by the Mississippi Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care.

Gillean is director of North Mississippi Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Institute, a 28-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit; NMMC Skilled Nursing Facility, a 20-bed hospital-based skilled nursing facility; as well as a physical medicine and rehabilitation clinic in Tupelo.

Her units maintain high patient satisfaction scores and clinical outcomes above targets in all areas. The NMMC Skilled Nursing Facility holds a five star quality rating on CMS.gov. Gillean leads and serves on several hospital committees, including the Rehabilitation Process Improvement Team, Rehabilitation Institute Advisory Board, Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Review Board and Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Services leadership team.

In addition, Gillean oversees social worker continuing education at NMMC, which is an approved provider of social work CEUs. For three years she has served as program chair for the Northeast Mississippi Program Unit for the National Association of Social Workers. She also serves on the board for the Mississippi Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care.

Gillean has been employed by NMMC for 20 years in a variety of roles. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and her master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a licensed clinical social worker and certified case manager.

She lives in Tupelo with her 8-year-old daughter, Liv, and attends church at The Orchard.

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