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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.​

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…

SABRINA YOUNG SELECTED AS NEW HOSPITAL DIRECTOR AT SMSH

​Sabrina Young, a Mississippi Gulf Coast native, was appointed Director of South Mississippi State Hospital (SMSH) in Purvis by the Mississippi Board…

CARLA WHITFIELD CHOSEN EOQ

Carla Whitfield, SMSH Family Nurse Practitioner, was chosen as the fourth quarter 2016 Employee of the Quarter. ​Carla Whitfield was recently named…

BRUCE BLAKENEY NAMED EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER

Bruce Blakeney was recently named South Mississippi State Hospital’s third quarter 2016 Employee of the Quarter.  He began working at SMSH as an RN…

SMSH AWARDED JOINT COMMISSION ACCREDITATION

​PURVIS, Miss. --  South Mississippi State Hospital today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital…

KARL HESS CHOSEN EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER

PURVIS, Miss. --  Karl Hess was recently named South Mississippi State Hospital’s second quarter 2016 Employee of the Quarter.  He began working at…

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