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Ingram named Employee of the Year at Friends of SMSH meeting

Friends of SMSH recently honored volunteers, sponsors and employee members as well as the South Mississippi State Hospital’s 2017 employees of the quarter. Melanie Ingram was voted by hospital employees as the 2017 Employee of the Year. Ingram was hired as a recreation therapist in October 2012 after completing an internship at SMSH and working temporarily on the clinical unit ...

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Angela Chatman named Employee of the Quarter at South Mississippi State Hospital

Angela Chatman was recently named South Mississippi State Hospital’s first quarter 2018 Employee of the Quarter. Chatman came to SMSH in October 2005 as the front desk receptionist. She worked several years as an administrative assistant before being promoted to payroll officer in July 2015. Chatman is an Adams County native and graduated from Natchez-Adams High in the top 10 ...

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Brown named Employee of the Quarter at South Mississippi State Hospital

Merwin Brown was recently named South Mississippi State Hospital’s third quarter 2017 Employee of the Quarter. Brown joined SMSH in June 2014 as a pharmacy technician. A Forrest County native and resident, Brown is a graduate of Hattiesburg High School. He attended William Carey College for two years and transferred to the University of Southern Mississippi, where he obtained a ...

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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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