Neshoba County's ownership of a community hospital began on October 8, 1948 when The Neshoba County Board of Supervisors issued $130,000.00 in bonds to be used to purchase The Philadelphia Hospital, Inc. The Board purchased the assets of The Philadelphia Hospital for $5,000.00. Dr. C. H. Harrison was appointed as Manager and Miss Eva Wilkerson was appointed as Secretary.
The first Board of Trustees was appointed in November, 1948 to operate the county owned facility. Members of the initial Board of Trustees were: Mrs. H. T. Key from District One, Mr. Glen Jackson from District Two, Mr. Gene Lowery from District Three, Mr. Arnett Bobo from District Four and Mr. Grady Lane from District Five.
In February, 1960 The Neshoba County Board of Supervisors took action to apply for funds for the construction of a new physical plant. In June, 1960 The Board of Supervisors sold $250,000.00 in General Obligation Hospital Bonds to assist in the construction of a new hospital for the citizens of Neshoba County. A site was purchased that same month for $16,000.00.
The Neshoba County General Hospital opened it doors at the current location in February, 1963.
The Neshoba County Nursing Home, a 20 bed facility was added in 1966. Additional beds were constructed in 1976. The Nursing Home once again received approval to construct additional beds in 1989. The last expansion occurred in 2002, with the addition of 20 beds care beds as well as a 20 bed Alzheimer unit. Neshoba County Nursing Home now provides care for 160 residents.
Neshoba County continues to move forward with improvements to The Neshoba County General Hospital & Nursing Home. A project to renovate the Heating Air-conditioning and veneration System in the three older sections of the Nursing Home is under way now.
A New Hospital for Neshoba County
Our Board of Trustees and leadership team, together with the dedicated members of the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors, are pleased to announce that we have developed a modernization and replacement facility plan.
The plan is practical and ensures that all families in our community will have access to the best healthcare has to offer -- close to home and for generations to come!
On July 18th, 2011, Neshoba County General Hospital – Nursing Home announces that it has officially entered into an affiliation with Anderson Regional Medical Center. This affiliation stems from the common objective of providing compassionate, efficient and effective healthcare to the people of central Mississippi. Through mutual cooperation, the healthcare expertise, services and programs of Anderson Regional will now be allied with the facilities, programs and services of Neshoba General in such a manner that the patients and community served by Neshoba General can benefit from the provision of optimum healthcare services at both Neshoba General and Anderson Regional.
“With the drastic changes in healthcare, Neshoba General’s board and management came to the conclusion that an affiliation will allow us to most effectively benefit the entire population of Neshoba County while maintaining our independence and local governance,” explains Neshoba General’s CEO Lonnie Graeber. “After considering our options for affiliation, we are excited to announce our selection of Anderson Regional Medical Center. This relationship will allow Neshoba General to be affiliated with a larger regional healthcare system with greater access to medical resources that will benefit the community that we serve.”
Ray Humphreys, President & CEO of Anderson Regional, describes the relationship in more depth, stating, “By no means are we taking over or purchasing Neshoba General. Instead, we are coming together to jointly improve healthcare for the entire central Mississippi region. At Anderson Regional, our mission is to continue our heritage of healing and improving the lives of the people we serve. Neshoba General has complementary values to Anderson Regional, and this will allow us both to fulfill our mutual goals together in the future.”
Anderson Regional Medical Center, now a 400-bed hospital after acquiring Riley Hospital, also has nine community health clinics in east Mississippi and west Alabama. Anderson Regional has the region’s only comprehensive cancer center and the area’s longest and most experienced heart surgery team. The affiliation with Neshoba General will allow Anderson Regional to continue to share its first-class healthcare resources with an ever-growing community. The affiliation between the two hospitals is effective immediately and serves as the beginning of a relationship that both CEOs see as strengthening both organizations over time. We know that you have a choice when it comes to your healthcare and we thank you for placing your trust in Neshoba County General Hospital.
Neshoba County General Hospital & Nursing Home Board Members:
Member District One- Roger Owen
Roger Owen, Trustee on the Board of Trustees of Neshoba County General Hospital - Nursing Home, has been a member of the Board for 8 years representing District 1. His current term will expire in January, 2015. Mr. Owen is an agent for State Farm Insurance and owns Roger Owen Insurance Company in Philadelphia
Member District Two- Jo Helen Daly
Jo Helen Daly, Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Neshoba County General Hospital - Nursing Home, has been a member of the Board for 15 years representing District 2. Her current term will expire in January, 2016.
Member District Three- Kenneth Posey
Mr. Posey was elected to serve as a member of the Board representing District 3. His current term will expire in January, 2017. Mr. Posey is the hospital administrator of Jasper General Hospital of Bay Springs, MS, and has been in hospital administration for over 50 years.
Member District Four- Oliver Jolly
Oliver Jolly, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Neshoba County General Hospital - Nursing Home has been a member of the Board for 11 years representing District 4. His current term expires January, 2018. Mr. Jolly is employed with the Family Violence and Victim Services as a licensed counselor.
Member District Five- Jean T. Brazzle
Jean T. Brazzle, Trustee on the Board of Trustees of Neshoba County General Hospital - Nursing Home, was appointed in 2011 to a term ending in 2019.
Administrator/CEO: Lee McCall
1001 Holland Avenue
Philadelphia, Ms 39350
Web Site: http://www.neshobageneral.com
Our Mission, Vision, and Values
To provide our region with a community focused healthcare system based on cost effective, quality care.
To be the regional healthcare provider of choice that is respected for its contributions, leadership, and ability to improve the health and well being of our community.
C compassion and courtesy
A achieving excellence
R resources used wisely
I integrity in all we do
N new ideas through education
G growing together to meet healthcare needs