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South Mississippi State Hospital employees graduate from State Personnel Board certification program

Karl Hess and Dr. Scott Willoughby, employees of South Mississippi State Hospital, were among almost 50 government employees representing numerous Mississippi agencies who recently graduated from the Certified Public Manager program offered by the Mississippi State Personnel Board. Hess, of Pearl River County, is the Risk Management Director at SMSH. He was initially hired in May 2006 and left briefly ...

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Ingram named Employee of the Quarter at South Mississippi State Hospital

Melanie Ingram was recently named South Mississippi State Hospital’s first quarter 2017 Employee of the Quarter. Ingram first came to SMSH in Purvis as a music therapy intern in 2011 and was hired as an active treatment technician following her internship. She began as a full-time recreational therapist in October 2012 upon her accreditation as a certified music therapist. A ...

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Hess wins quarterly honor

Karl Hess was recently named South Mississippi State Hospital’s second quarter 2016 Employee of the Quarter. He began working at the hospital in Purvis as an RN in May 2006 and left briefly in 2012 to work at the VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System. Hess returned in September 2013 as the Risk Management Director in charge of security ...

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April Holder promoted

April Holder, RN BSN, was promoted to Nurse Executive at South Mississippi State Hospital, and two weeks later was selected by fellow employees as Employee of the Quarter, fourth quarter, 2015. Holder has been with SMSH since May 2006; she began as an RN and worked her way up to Unit Coordinator before being named Nurse Executive. She graduated from ...

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Kelly Reid completes MDMH program

Kelly Reid of Pearl River County recently graduated from the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s Focus Program. Reid is the human resource director at South Mississippi State Hospital in Purvis. She has been employed at SMSH since November 2007.  

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State hospital recognizes Terri Posey

Terri Posey was recently named South Mississippi State Hospital’s first quarter Employee of the Quarter. She began working at SMSH as an active treatment technician in September 2004. Posey is a native of Covington County. She completed the Pearl River Community College occupational therapy assistance program and worked in that field prior to her employment at SMSH. Away from work, ...

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Tucker, Kamal complete program

Two South Mississippi State Hospital staff members recently completed the Mississippi State Personnel Board’s Certified Supervisory Management Program. Andy Tucker, SMSH fiscal services director, and Arif Kamal, SMSH active treatment technician supervisor, both of Hattiesburg, completed the first half of the State Personnel Board’s Certified Public Manager Program. Completion of the first half of the program earns participants a CSM ...

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McDaniel named quarter’s best at SMSH

Kelly McDaniel was recently named South Mississippi State Hospital’s third quarter Employee of the Quarter. She has served as the facility’s personnel officer since Nov. 2007. McDaniel is a native of Wiggins. She attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Mississippi State University before beginning her career in human resources at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. McDaniel headed more than ...

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