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 and risk management.
Hess is a long-time resident of Pearl River County and a 1994 graduate of Pearl River Central High School. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University (1998) and an Associate’s degree in Nursing from Pearl River Community College (2005).
He is enrolled in the State Personnel Board’s Certified Public Manager Program, a nationally recognized leadership development program for public managers and supervisors who work for State agencies.
He previously worked at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.
He enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing, fantasy football, and playing corn hole.
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