South Mississippi State Hospital​

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South Mississippi State Hospital

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South Mississippi State Hospital in Purvis is an acute-care, regional behavioral health program with the primary purpose to offer a continuum of services for adults with mental illness within the patient’s region of residence. This closer proximity allows family, friends and community to more actively support the treatment, recovery and aftercare of the patient. South Mississippi State Hospital serves Lamar, Forrest, Marion, Perry, Greene, Wayne, Jones, Covington, Jefferson Davis, Pearl River, Stone, Hancock, Harrison, George and Jackson counties.

Patients receive the highest quality care available through the services of an interdisciplinary treatment team led by a board certified psychiatrist. The treatment teams are composed of a wide range of healthcare professionals, including a nurse practitioner, registered nurse, active treatment technician, registered dietitian, recreational therapist and licensed representatives from social and psychological services. Emphasis is placed on a total continuum of care, including pre-admission, inpatient, aftercare and crisis intervention. It is our goal to be a part of the mental healthcare system for our patients and to work cooperatively with other service providers in positively influencing outcomes and the overall care of our patients.

Mental health matters to every individual in every community. Mental health and mental illness affects our healthcare system, our businesses and our families. One in five Americans experiences a serious emotional disturbance or mental illness each year. Mental illness is more prevalent than cancer, lung disease and heart disease combined, leading the U.S. Surgeon General to declare mental illness one of our nation’s leading public health issues. Misunderstandings and discrimination are barriers to treatment that need to be torn down by recognizing that mental illnesses are real and treatable.

Our Mission

To provide the highest quality acute psychiatric care for adults who live in South Mississippi.

Our Vision

South Mississippi State Hospital will be a leader in providing the citizens of South Mississippi a continuum of psychiatric services that are fully integrated with other healthcare programs.​

Updated: 10/09/2014
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News

Demetria Griffin graduates from State certification program | 7/29/2014
Demetria Griffin, administrative support and public relations administrative assistant at South Mississippi State Hospital, graduated from the State Personnel Board’s Administrative Services Certification Program (ASCP) on June 20.
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Robert Pullens named Employee of the Quarter at SMSH | 7/29/2014
Robert Pullens has been named South Mississippi State Hospital's second quarter Employee of the Quarter.
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Friends of SMSH Awards Scholarships | 6/12/2014
Two South Mississippi State Hospital employees were awarded scholarships at the hospital's June Employee Celebration.
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LEGRAND ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM DMH | 5/30/2014
April 28, 2014 (Jackson, MS) – After more than 40 years of public service, Edwin C. LeGrand, III, is planning to retire. Having served as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) since 2007, he will be departing on June 30, 2014. ​​​
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Friends of SMSH Holds Annual Meeting; Names EOY | 5/20/2014
PURVIS, Miss. (April 30, 2014) -- During the April 30 Friends of SMSH Annual Meeting, Terri Posey, an active treatment technician, was named Employee of the Year.​​​
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  • 823 Highway 589 
    Purvis, Mississippi
  • Phone:  601.794.0100
    Fax:        601.794.0210
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