northeast mississippi

  1. Is any one on the board from around Tupelo MS.
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  2. 43 Comments

  3. by   ainz
    No but I am familiar with the hospital there. It is the largest in the state of Mississippi and has, in the recent past anyway, done some rather surprisingly innovative things considering where it is and the economy, payor mix, etc. It is supposed to be a good hospital but do not know that first hand.
  4. by   shelleybelle
    Not from Tupelo, but from Lucedale (Southeast)
  5. by   manna
    It's about a 1 1/2 hour drive from Tupelo to here - my brother and his wife/kids live in Saltillo (he's finishing up his residency at North MS), so I travel up there every so often.
  6. by   ST_NURSE_MLD
    Southeast Mississippi here as well...
  7. by   Disablednurse
    I am from central to west central of the state.
  8. by   Ortho_RN
    I lived in the Central part for 24yrs until I moved to Arkansas
  9. by   babycatcher68
    I'm from central MS as well. I didn't know Tupelo was the largest med center. I thought UMC had more beds and more facilities. Tupelo must really have grown a lot. How is staffing around everyone else's area? Anyone work just agency? Would love to know
    Thanks
  10. by   Ortho_RN
    Originally posted by babycatcher68
    I'm from central MS as well. I didn't know Tupelo was the largest med center. I thought UMC had more beds and more facilities. Tupelo must really have grown a lot. How is staffing around everyone else's area? Anyone work just agency? Would love to know
    Thanks
    You are right.. But not by much.... The hospital in Tupelo has 650 beds... And UMC has 665

    I'm sure the hospital in Tupelo is the largest in North Mississippi..
  11. by   jgreenlady
    Hello,
    Same as Nurs2b, I lived 30 years in central (Jackson area) Mississippi. Now live in Arkansas(but close to Memphis). Hello all past, present and future Mississippians. I may return one day. Great teach facility at UMC.
    Judy(ADN 2005)
  12. by   ?burntout
    I used to live in Tishomingo County....went to nursing school at Booneville and did clinicals at Tupelo.

    I live in North Alabama now

    Ginger
  13. by   jgreenlady
    Sorry, I'm working on my spelling. Great teaching facility at UMC. lol Judy
  14. by   NurseKay2006
    I see some of you left Mississippi to practice in other southern states, I was just curious to why some of you chose to leave MS to practice nursing?

    Is the health care system/job market that bad for MS nurses?

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