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SMSH PATIENT VISITATION STATEMENT:  AT THIS TIME, SOUTH MISSISSIPPI STATE HOSPITAL HAS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED ALL OFF-CAMPUS VISITORS AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.  IN LIMITING VISITATION, SMSH IS TAKING PRECAUTIONARY STEPS PURELY OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE THE CHANCES OF EXPOSURE.​

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 00:00

PURVIS, Miss. --  Julius Ducksworth was recently named South Mississippi State Hospital’s first quarter 2020 Employee of the Quarter.  Ducksworth came to SMSH in October 2012. He is a member of Friends of South Mississippi State Hospital.

“Julius is a team player and doesn’t mind helping on other shifts on his days off whenever he is needed,” said Angie Dillon, SMSH Unit Coordinator. “He really respects the patients and has a good rapport with them.”

South Mississippi State Hospital (SMSH) is a 50-bed acute care behavioral health program in Purvis that offers mental health treatment and services for adults in the southern part of the state. The hospital’s Friends of SMSH organization recognizes an outstanding employee each quarter and provides service pins and incentive-related supplies and activities for hospital staff as well as needed services and events for patients.  Friends of SMSH is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting understanding of mental health and the needs of individuals with mental illness, improving the quality of life for patients, and providing recognition and support for employees.

South Mississippi State Hospital
823 Highway 589
Purvis, Mississippi 39475
Phone: 601.794.0100
Fax: 601.794.0210