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Debbie Dale Chosen Employee of the Third Quarter

Debbie Dale is the SMSH Employee of the Third Quarter.
PURVIS, Miss. --  Debbie Dale was recently named South Mississippi State Hospital’s third quarter Employee of the Quarter.  Dale began work at SMSH on June 21, 2004, as the staff development director.
Dale is a native of Marion County, where she graduated from Columbia Academy.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master’s of Education degree from William Cary University.
She has completed several courses of study through the Department of Mental Health and other State programs that include the Basic Supervisory course, Certified Public Manager program, the Department of Mental Health FOCUS program, and the Stennis Institute of Government.  Dale also holds a current certification as a licensed DMH administrator.  She sat on the board of the Mental Health Association of the Pine Belt for several years and is currently the vice president of the Hattiesburg NAMI affiliate.
 “It is extremely rewarding to know that I have a small part in an organization that offers hope to so many people,” said Dale. “The work done at SMSH is amazing and life-changing.”
In her spare time, Dale enjoys playing with her four grandsons and attending their sporting events.
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.

Article Date:   10/15/2014   |   Expiration Date:   4/15/2015


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