Robert Pullens has been named South Mississippi State Hospital's second quarter Employee of the Quarter.
PURVIS, Miss. -- Robert
Pullens has been named South Mississippi State Hospital’s second quarter
Employee of the Quarter. Pullens began
work at SMSH on September 4, 2012, as an RN.
“Robert can be trusted to be here when scheduled and to do the job
expected” said Pam Brinson, nurse executive.
“He is respected by patients and co-workers alike. His communication with fellow staff is
respectful, and his communication with our patients is compassionate.”
. He holds an associate in arts and an
associate of science in nursing, both from Pearl River Community College. His professional goals include returning to school
to obtain board certification as a psychiatric-mental health nurse as well as a
master’s degree in nursing. Pullens is
also a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
ork at SMSH gives me the opportunity to help patients
get a new start in life,” said Pullens.
Pullens’ desire to become a nurse seems to be
genetic. Although there are several
nurses in his family, the most influential has been his mother, who teaches
nursing at PRCC.
“Robert has a willingness to help that goes beyond what is
expected of him,” said Donna Simmons, PR director. “He volunteers to help with
weekend Family Education meetings whether or not he is scheduled to work.”
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
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