Founded in 1987, Friends of Mississippi State Hospital, Inc., is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the work of Mississippi State Hospital (MSH) and informing the public of mental illness and the needs of the mentally ill. Friends helps enhance quality of life by offering a variety of events and programs for Mississippi State Hospital's patients, staff, Community Services consumers and Jaquith Nursing Home residents. Since its inception, Friends of MSH has grown to a dedicated and caring membership of 575 individuals from the hospital staff and support personnel, members of civic and service groups, family members of patients, and individuals from communities in nearly every county served by MSH.
Employee Recognition Program: Service Award Pins, Employee of the Month/Year Program, Retirement Awards, Employee Appreciation Meal
Annual Fund Raising Events: Farmer Jim Neal Golf Event, Medical Uniform sale, Jewelry sale.
Pictured are the 2012-2013 Friends of the Mississippi State Hospital Board of Directors (front row, l to r) Vice President Bridget Lowery, Marilyn Garth, Miriam Hollens, Secretary Sheila Shows, Jerald Ball, Tim Durr, (back row, l to r) Kathy Denton, Marc Lewis, Treasurer Dee Payne, Bobby Stephens, Steve Lesley, and MSH Director James G. Chastain.
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If you would like to become a Friends of Mississippi State Hospital member, please click HERE to download a Membership Application.
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