Cindy Jackson was recently named South Mississippi State Hospital’s fourth quarter Employee of the Quarter. She has served as the pharmacist at the Purvis behavioral health program since May 2005.
“Cindy consistently exhibits integrity and trust,” said Sabrina Young, Jackson’s supervisor. “She quietly goes about her day completing her work; she is willing to stay late, come in early or work on the weekend to make sure patients have their meds. She is dedicated to the patients we serve and to SMSH.”
Jackson, currently a Forrest County resident, is a graduate of Poplarville High School in Pearl River County. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Mississippi, and is a member of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association. Prior to her employment at SMSH, Jackson was a pharmacist for CVS. “I enjoy working with a great group of people who go above and beyond to make this hospital work,” said Jackson. “Good things are done here daily, and I am proud to be a part of it.”
Away from work, Jackson enjoys spending time with her family and friends (especially her grandson), working in her yard and attending high school ballgames.
South Mississippi State Hospital (SMSH) is a 50-bed acute care behavioral health program in Purvis that offers mental health treatment and services for adults in the southern part of the state. The hospital’s Friends of SMSH organization recognizes an outstanding employee each quarter and provides service pins and incentive-related supplies and activities for hospital staff as well as needed services and events for patients. Friends of SMSH is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting understanding of mental health and the needs of individuals with mental illness, improving the quality of life for patients, and providing recognition and support for employees.