Grant promoted, Smith honored

Alicia Grant

Alicia Grant

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle administrator Paul Cade announced that Alicia Grant has been named assistant administrator for quality, medical staff review and risk management. She previously served as administrative director for inpatient nursing services.

Grant has held other positions in the nursing staff at Baptist Golden Triangle since 1999 including nursing unit manager and director of the hospital’s emergency department, admissions, outpatient surgery and preadmission testing.

A native of Aberdeen, she received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women. She has two children, Lakyn, 17, and Devin, 22, and she and her husband, Alan, live in Columbus.

In a separate item, Julie Smith, a former social worker at Baptist Center for Cancer Care – Golden Triangle, has received the “Prevention of Cancer in Mississippi” award from the Mississippi Partnership for Comprehensive Cancer Control (MP3C). Smith was recognized for her work in planning programs, speaking at events and creating initiatives for cancer awareness.

She received a bachelor’s degree in social work and psychology from Mississippi State University and master’s of social work from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has been a licensed clinical social worker since 2002. She is currently a social worker in case management at Baptist Golden Triangle.

Smith chairs the Northeast Regional MP3C. She was the American Cancer Society Mid-South Division Community Volunteer of the Year for 2005-2006 and the Mississippi Volunteer of the Year in 2006-2007. She was selected as a quarterly Baptist-Golden Triangle Service First Champion in 2004. Smith began as a social worker at BCCC in 2003.

Smith has coordinated hospital programs with the American Cancer Society, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and other cancer groups and actively participates in the Lowndes County Relay for Life.

She was active in helping develop a grassroots cancer awareness campaign in Webster County, which received a grant from MP3C due to the higher than average rate of cancer in that county and no cancer education or support services in place for the community. Through MP3C, she has also been active in helping to establish a cancer support group at Mississippi State University and supporting cancer awareness activities at Mississippi University for Women.

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