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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.​

Friends of South Mississippi State Hospital 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.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership is made up of individuals from the hospital staff, members of civic and service groups, and individuals from the community. Anyone who is interested in serving as an advocate for individuals with mental illness can be a member. Annual membership fees are $10.00. 

Click HERE to download an application to join Friends of South Mississippi State Hospital.

The application for Corporate Sponsorship can be found HERE​.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS
Employee Donations (above $10)
  • General $1.00 per pay period
  • Emerald $2.50 per pay period
  • Ruby $4.60 per pay period
  • Sapphire $8.75 per pay period
  • Diamond $12.50+ per pay period
Annual Corporate Sponsorships
  • Platinum (3 representatives) $200+
  • Gold (2 representatives) $100+
  • Silver (1 representative) $50+
In-Kind Contributions Corporate/Citizen
  • Jade $50
  • Onyx $100
  • Opal $200
  • Pearl $300 and above

Friends of SMSH, Inc. is classified as a public charity and is exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Friends of SMSH are deductible under section 170 of the Code.


   FRIENDS OF SMSH BOARD OF DIRECTORS
​Name
Organization​​​
Friends Po​sition​
Doug Boutwell
Michael Graham
Community Volunteer
Pearl River Valley EPA
​President
Vice President
Pat Lee Lamar Healthcare & Rehab ​Immediate Past President
​Bill Coll ​Community Volunteer ​Board Member at Large
​Missy Gipson Hancock Whitney - Purvis ​Board Member at Large
​Andrea Hood ​Hancock Whitney - Highway 98 ​Board Member at Large
Harold Myatt​ ​Myatt Leasing ​Board Member at Large
​Benny Prestridge ​Community Volunteer ​Board Member at Large
​Steve Reid ​Pearl River County Hospital ​Board Member at Large
​Wynona Wiley ​Community Volunteer ​Board Member at Large
​Angela Chatman ​SMSH ​2018 Employee of the Year
​Sabrina Young ​SMSH Director ​Ex-Officio
​Andy Tucker ​SMSH Fiscal Services Director ​Ex-Officio, Treasurer
​Donna Boutwell ​SMSH Public Relations Director ​Ex-Officio, Secretary
​Ed Felsher ​Community Volunteer ​Honorary Board
​Greg Lowery ​Owens Business Machines ​Honorary Board
​Jeff Mayo ​Oak Grove Heating & Air ​Honorary Board
John Blanks​ ​Director Emeritus
​Mary E. Ray ​Director Emeritus
​Sharon Rainey ​Director Emeritus

 


CORPORATE SPONSORS
Platinum Sponsors
Doug Boutwell
​Bill Coll
​Doleac Electric Company
Fred Hatten
Lynnette and Don Kendrick
Jeff and Kathy Mayo
Harold Myatt
Purvis Juniorettes
​Valley Foods
Whitfield Heating & Air
Wynona Wiley

 

Gold Sponsors 
Aflac -- Josh Cline Agency
Betty Rose Breazeale
Century First Federal Credit Union
The First
Hancock Whitney
Pat Lee
Mississippi Board of Mental Health
Owens Business Machines
Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association
Purvis Woman's Club
Southern Development of Mississippi

 

Silver Sponsors
Lance Computer Systems  d/b/a Netbase Technologies


IN-KIND SPONSORS
All Brands Foods
Pearson Pawn & Gift
Water Flow Productions


 

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