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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.​

988: The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline goes Live.

On July 16, 2022, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) transitioned from a 10-digit…

Job Fair & Blood Drive

Come join us at SMSH on September 1st for our Job Fair from 9 AM until 3 PM & Blood Drive from 12:30 PM until 4:30 PM Positions currently…

The Employee of the 2nd Quarter 2022

The Employee of the 2nd Quarter of 2022 is....     Angela Thompson Angela is our Social Work Director. Congratulations and thank you for…

Employee of the Year 2021

Our 2021 Employee of the Year is.... April Holder! April is our Nurse Executive Congratulations and thank you for everything that you do. Words…

Employee of the 1st Quarter 2022

The Employee of the 1st Quarter of 2022 is.... Misty Barrett! Misty is our Clinical Support Coordinator. Congratulations and thank you for…

Julius Ducksworth Named Employee of the Quarter at SMSH

PURVIS, Miss. --  Julius Ducksworth was recently named South Mississippi State Hospital’s first quarter 2020 Employee of the Quarter.  Ducksworth…

MERWIN BROWN CHOSEN EMPLOYEE OF THE THIRD QUARTER

Merwin Brown, pharmacy tech, was chosen Employee of the Quarter at the hospital's September Employee Celebration. ​Merwin Brown was recently named…

SMSH EXPANDS BRIDGING THE GAP PROGRAM

​South Mississippi State Hospital staff recently took steps to expand their Bridging the Gap program to include chanceries, legislators and law…

SMSH EMPLOYEES GRADUATE FROM STATE PERSONNEL BOARD CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Two South Mississippi State Hospital employees were among almost 50 government employees representing numerous Mississippi agencies who recently…

MAY WATSON NAMED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AT FRIENDS ANNUAL MEETING

During the recent annual meeting of Friends of South Mississippi State Hospital, May Watson, an RN at the Purvis behavioral health program, was named…

South Mississippi State Hospital
823 Highway 589
Purvis, Mississippi 39475
Phone: 601-794-0100
Fax: 601-794-0210