Baptist Attala names new administrator
Hospital to host welcome reception for the community
KOSCIUSKO, Mississippi, June 5, 2018—Baptist Memorial Health Care has named Rob Coleman the CEO and administrator of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Attala. He will also hold the same position at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Yazoo.
The hospital will host a welcome reception to introduce Coleman to the community on Tuesday, June 19 from 5-7 p.m. in the hospital lobby. The event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
Coleman comes to the hospital from Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, where he served in a variety of roles since 2010. In his most recent position ‒ assistant vice president of clinical operations ‒ he oversaw the operations of multiple areas throughout the hospital. Before coming to Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, he worked as a director in a Community Health Systems hospital.
“Rob has proven to be a gifted leader,” said Chris Anderson, vice president and head of Mississippi operations for Baptist Memorial Health Care. “He has succeeded in every position he has held, and I’m confident he will continue to excel as Baptist Attala’s administrator.”
Coleman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women and a Master of Health Care Administration degree from Belhaven University. He and his wife, Jessica, have one son named Carter.
Baptist Attala is a 25-bed community hospital serving the Attala County community and surrounding areas. It offers inpatient and outpatient services, as well as a 24-hour emergency department. The hospital became affiliated with Baptist Memorial Health Care in May 2017 when Mississippi Baptist Health Systems and Baptist Memorial Health Care signed a shared mission agreement. That partnership made Baptist Memorial Health Care Mississippi’s largest health care organization.
FARMERS FOR AMERICA SCREENING
The acclaimed new documentary, Farmers For America, will be screened July 13, 2018 at Kosciusko’s Skylight Grill , and will feature a discussion with one of the film’s stars, Attala County FFA Advisor Kenneth Georgia, and Chef Jack Adams of the restaurant. The documentary traces the remarkable shifts coming to American agriculture as more and more consumers flock to farmers’ markets, embrace farm-to-table lifestyles and insist on knowing where their food comes from. At the center of the film are the farmers, young and old, who provide the spirit and energy to bring urban and rural America together over what both share in common: our food. The film is narrated by popular TV host and podcaster Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs, Returning the Favor). The film premiered last October during the FFA national convention in Indianapolis, and has been screened widely throughout the country. FFA Advisor Georgia is one of the film’s most inspiring characters, a teacher who emphasizes to all his students the importance of community service. “The lesson that comes from that, I can’t even teach the students,” Georgia says in the film. “I tell them that when you get that warm fuzzy feeling inside because you’ve done something great for someone, that’s what it’s all about.” Besides the film, the screening includes a dinner with a special menu of locally-sourced food by Chef Adams. The film begins at 7 pm, and will then be followed by a panel discussion with Georgia, Adams and the filmmaker, Graham Meriwether. The Kosciusko Attala Partnership (KAP) is helping sponsor the screening as a partner organization.
Purchase Your Tickets Online:https://farmersforamerica.ticketbud.com/farmers-for-america…
Tickets are only $20 for food and movie.
DATE: Friday, July 13, 2018
PLACE: Skylight Grill, 112 Jackson St., Kosciusko, MS (www.skylightgrill.com)
There will be a special menu of locally-sourced food
Film Start: 7pm
Panel Discussion: 8:15-8:45pm
Chef Jack Adams, FFA Ag Ed Instructor Kenneth Georgia, Director Graham Meriwether
CAN YOU AFFORD NOT TOO?
Advertising is key to any successful business. You may think you are doing all the right things, but miss that one important step and sales start to slow down. Advertising does not have to be expensive. You just have to know what message to deliver for the best results and manage your position in the market. This month’s workshop is designed to teach you more on what digital and broadcast radio advertising is all about, how you create a message, where it will be delivered and how digital and radio go hand in hand to create the buzz you are looking for. Whether you buy local or in another area, you’ll learn what questions to ask to ensure you are getting the best result.
Wednesday, June 20 / Noon – 1. Held at the Kosciusko Attala Partnership Office, 101 North Natchez Street
“We advertise not to compete, but to communicate.”
Who should attend: Anyone who runs a business or is looking to start a business. This is a Free event!
An innovative partnership is underway between the Workforce Development program at Holmes Community College and the largest industrial/manufacturing employer in Mississippi, Ingalls Shipbuilding.
For 80 years, the employees of Ingalls Shipbuilding have pioneered the development and production of technologically-advanced, highly-capable warships for the surface Navy fleet, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps and foreign and commercial customers.
Now, Holmes’ Kosciusko location will host various training sessions to assist with their ongoing needs for new hires who are skilled in structural fitting, pipe fitting and welding. While these courses will be tailored to specific needs of Ingalls Shipbuilding’s operations, graduates who successfully complete the course(s) will obtain skills they may apply to the career path of their choosing.
Individuals who complete the courses, and remain active in the local workforce, will bring new and sought-after skills to employers in Attala County and surrounding areas. Many businesses in Holmes’ nine-county district will enjoy taking advantage of these new course offerings.
“We are proud and excited to announce these new course offerings, as well as our partnership with Ingalls,” said Dr. Mike Blankenship, vice president of Workforce Development at Holmes. “Because they (Ingalls) are a large employer and a major contributor to the economic growth of the state, this relationship aligns closely with our purpose at Holmes’ Workforce Development Centers. We aim to be a leader in education by serving as a comprehensive, community-oriented institution delivering flexible, responsive programs of the highest quality.”
The Pascagoula-based enterprise aims to provide students with employment offers, contingent on successful completion of the course, as well as recommendations from Holmes staff based on class performance. Employment with Ingalls will include a number of perks and benefits, including a 401K, and opportunities for advancement within the company. Additionally, the company offers frequent performance bonuses and a tuition-reimbursement program to allow employees to further their education while employed with Ingalls. To begin the program, a high school diploma/GED is not required, but preferred.
The contracted training will be conducted in a non-credit format at the Attala Center in Kosciusko, beginning this July, and concluding mid-fall 2018. To learn more, or to enroll in the program, contact Mandy Burrell at (662) 472.9172.
To learn about Ingalls Shipbuilding, please visit ingalls.huntingtoningalls.com.
Visit Kosciusko on Memorial Day as we honor all of the veterans during our Aisle of Honor ceremony held at 11 am at Parkway Cemetery located on Veterans Memorial Blvd. Over 200 American Flags will fly as they honor those who have fallen for our freedom. Guest Speaker will be 1st Lieutenant Ryan Lindsay, USAF. What an opportunity to share with your children the sacrifices that so many have made for Mississippi, the United States and the World. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Attala County Coliseum.
We are excited to have the MS Songwriter of the Year competition coming to Kosciusko in June. This competition will feature 15 of Mississippi’s best original songwriters to perform at the Skylight Grill in downtown Kosciusko on Saturday, June 16. 15 finalist will be chosen from a group of professional producers in Muscle Shoals Alabama and performed in front of a live audience. The overall winner will have their song recorded at the famous Wishbone Studio in Muscle Shoals. For more information call Boswell Media at 662-289-1050.
“You Want Me To Be A Member Of What?”
Join us to learn more about the Kosciusko Attala Partnership Chamber of Commerce and why your membership is so important to us, Kosciusko, Attala County and your Business.
May 21, 2018
Kosciusko Attala Partnership Office
101 North Natchez Street
Noon – 1
Who should attend? Member Businesses, Non-Member Businesses, Individuals looking to open a business, Non-Business Owners
Please RSVP by May 17 to reserve your space. Seating is limited. 662-289-2981