NMHS sign goes up at Tippah County Hospital

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RIPLEY – Tippah County Health Services visibly became part of the North Mississippi Health Services family on Monday.

The distinctive blue sign was unveiled at the former Tippah County Hospital in an afternoon ceremony.

In April, the Tippah County Board of Supervisors signed an agreement with Tupelo-based North Mississippi Health Services to manage the 45-bed acute care hospital, 40-bed nursing home and ambulance service owned by the county.

NMMC-Hamilton administrator Donald Jones, a 30-year-veteran of health care administration, was tapped to lead the Tippah County facility in July as part of the management agreement. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the hospital.

“I am honored to serve Tippah County Health Services and look forward to meeting challenges and serving others with the goal to improve the health of the people in this region,” Jones said. “I’ve met a lot of mighty fine, hard-working folks that care deeply about the success of the local medical community.”

The management agreement is similar to the one that has been in place for several years for Calhoun County Health Services, where North Mississippi Health Services manages the Calhoun City hospital.