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Jackson Hospital Names Tina Paulk, RN as Employee of the Year


Tina Paulk has been named the 2018 Employee of the Year at Jackson Hospital.

Radiation Oncologist Dr. Steven Stokes and Medical Oncologist Dr. Tom Brown

Jackson Hospital advances awareness on Cervical Cancer risks


Medical Oncologist Dr. Tom Brown and Radiation Oncologist Dr. Steven Stokes emphasized that Cervical Cancer is a preventable cancer caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Jackson Hospital Employee Named Florida AAHAM Charity Recipient


The Florida division of the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management

Veterans Day


On this Veterans Day, Jackson Hospital

September Employee of the Month


Krissy Lamoureax, Case Manager, is Jackson Hospital's

Update on Dexa and Mammogram capabilities


Anyone who had a mammogram or DEXA

Physician Office Closures Due To Hurricane Threat


***Due to the threat of Hurricane Michael, all Chipola Surgical & Medical Specialties

DOT Physicals


DOT Physicals at Chipola Quick Care will only be available

Lora Riley, RN recognized as August Employee of the Month


Jackson Hospital recognizes Lora Riley, RN,

Chipola Fitness Center Recognized


Jackson Hospital's Employee Leadership Committee recognizes

Jackson Hospital Foundation Provides New Equipment To Radiology Department


The Jackson Hospital Foundation gifted $525,000

World Breastfeeding Awareness Week


Join us as we celebrate World Breastfeeding

Jackson Hospital Employees Enjoy an Ice Cream Social


Jackson Hospital employees enjoyed an Ice Cream Social hosted by

Maternal Care Department Awarded Department of the Quarter


Jackson Hospital has been awarded the March of Dimes

2018 Jackson Hospital Foundation Gala


The 2018 Jackson Hospital Foundation Gala, a huge success

Jimmy Spooner, LPN, Jackson Hospital’s June  2018 Employee of the Month congratulated by CEO Jim Platt.

Jimmy Spooner LPN is Jackson Hospital’s June Employee of the Month


Jimmy had just finished his shift and noticed the patient on foot leaving the ER.

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department Celebrates its First Graduate


Jackson Hospital celebrates its first graduate of the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Jackson Hospital Offers Free Childbirth Classes


Jackson Hospital is hosting a free Childbirth Class today

Pit Viper Management and Assessment


Dr. William Dixon Speaks to Marianna Rotary Club


Dr. William Dixon was feature speaker at Marianna Rotary Club

Jay Rees named Employee of the Month


Holly Sims, FNP, Speaks at Networking Luncheon


Jackson Hospital Celebrates Hospital Week


Jackson Hospital Honors Nurses During Nurses Week


Timra Cloud, ARNP, is March Employee of the Month


New Medicare Cards Are On Their Way


New Medicare Cards to be mailed between April 2018-April 2019

Amanda Trino, RN

Amanda Trino, RN, is Jackson Hospital’s February Employee of the Month


Amanda is an employee who goes above and beyond to assist her fellow employess and to provide excellent patient care in her assigned department of Case Management and in other areas of the hospital when she is needed.

The Official Ribbon Cutting

Jackson Hospital launches new service in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation


Cardiopulmonary Rehab is an individualized, monitored patient exercise program consisting of 12 week/36 session for cardiac patients and 18 week/36 session program for pulmonary patients. The program’s focus is to help patients achieve their optimal physical, psychological, and social functioning through exercise training and by making healthy lifestyle choices.

Lori Franklin, RN, Jackson Hospital's Employee of the Year 2017

Lori Franklin, RN, is Jackson Hospital's Employee of the Year 2017


She says, “I am so proud because customer service is a big deal to me; I feel affirmed that I am meeting the needs of our patients.”

Social Worker Krissy Lamoureaux of Jackson Hospital is December Employee of the Month, presented certificate from CEO Jim Platt, with Lori Franklin, RN, and CFO Kevin Rovito

Krissy Lamoureaux, MSW, is Jackson Hospital’s December Employee of the Month


When named Employee of the Month, Krissy said, “I was so surprised…helping patients gives me deep satisfaction.”

Performing the diagnostic heart catheterization is Cardiologist Dr. William Dixon assisted by Phillip Drummond LPN

First Diagnostic Heart Catheterization performed at Jackson Hospital, Marianna


Jackson Hospital performed the first diagnostic heart catheterization (cath) in its new, state-of-the-art Hybrid OR room. Board certified Interventional Cardiologist, William Dixon, MD, led the hospital’s OR team consisting of specially trained staff, performing the new diagnostic cardiac service in fewer than 6 months after the new OR Addition opened.

Jackson Hospital joins the United States Breast Feeding Committee to recognize August as Breast Feeding Awareness Month


Director of Maternal/Child Services, Mrs. Melanie Sellers, RN, says “we are so proud to be the friendly, community hospital offering OB; each new baby brings a bright future for the greater Jackson County region.”

ER Nurse Mandy Hecht is Jackson Hospital's March Employee of the Month


When Mandy was selected, she said, “Who you are, what you do, is an example for everyone else.”

Mrs. Harrison comfortably rests while receive oxygen therapy

Jackson Hospital’s new Chipola Wound Healing Center treats its first patient using hyperbaric oxygen therapy


Mrs. Harrison now holds the distinction as the first patient treated in the state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen chamber at the Chipola Wound Healing Center, 4896B Highway 90, Marianna, FL.

Jackson Hospital announces four new members appointed to its Board of Trustees


Mrs. Kelly Connolly, Robert Hoff, MD, John W. Milton, and Ms. Shareta Wright join current board members Ron Duell, Chair, Sarah Clemmons, Ph.D., Vice Chair, Art Kimbrough, Secretary/Treasurer, and members-at-large Joe Gay, MD, and Byron Ward.

Jackson Hospital’s February Employee of the Month is Faith Tice, LPN

Faith Tice, LPN, is Jackson Hospital’s February Employee of the Month


Faith was recognized for giving that little extra when she prepared a color-coded chart with thorough explanation of each pill for a hospitalized patient who needed extra help understanding medication instructions. In fact, her colleagues mentioned in her nomination that she should receive a “whole jar of pickles for her approach to patient care.”

Jackson Hospital’s January Employee of the Month, Mr. London Cobb flanked by CFO Kevin Rovito and Board Member Dr. Joe Gay

London Cobb is Jackson Hospital’s January Employee of the Month


Mr. Cobb sets a positive and powerful example of outstanding customer service in his varied roles in the Food & Nutrition department at Jackson Hospital. Whether he is working the hot food service line, ringing up meal purchases, or ensuring the cafeteria is ready to receive customers, London always has a pleasant demeanor and beaming smile.

Marianna ENT physician Dr. Consiglio uses image guided technology

Dr. Angelo Consiglio performs the latest in high-tech Sinus Navigation surgery


On Wednesday Dr. Consiglio used state-of-the-art image-guided head and neck technology for his sinus navigation procedures. Dr. Consiglio says, “With one particularly advanced case, ​the patient’s eyes and brain were close to the area where I would be operating; therefore, image-guidance technology highlighted a route away from these vital areas.”

Interim CEO James Platt

Jackson Hospital announces interim CEO Mr. James Platt


Jackson Hospital announces the name of its interim CEO, Mr. James Platt. Mr. Platt takes the helm on Wednesday, February 15th.

Beth Williams, RN, is Jackson Hospital’s December Employee of the Month


Beth, a career nurse, has worked at Jackson Hospital for 27 years. She said that she “was so surprised to be named the December 2016 Employee of the Month.” Her personality is quiet efficiency so she was totally caught off-guard to receive December’s award. Beth says, “I feel so proud of what I do.”

Hospital CEO Larry Meese and Board of Trustees’ Secretary/Treasurer Art Kimbrough flank Jackson Hospital Employee of the Month for November 2016 Leigh Ann Spooner, LPN

Leigh Ann Spooner, LPN, is Jackson Hospital’s November Employee of the Month


“Because of our employee-focused customer service efforts, Jackson Hospital is ranked in the top 20% in customer service nationally according to HealthStream Research,” says Chief Nursing Officer Robbin Catt Pumphrey. Leigh Ann is this month’s example of what it means to give that little “extra” to patients and is one of 425 employees who live in our area and embody the hospital’s mission to provide exceptional healthcare to every patient, every day.

OR Nurses Ryan Smith, RN, and Emily Goodwin, RN, stand in the forthcoming OR Nurses's Station

Community invited to Jackson Hospital’s $17M Operating Suite Addition Ribbon Cutting


Please join Jackson Hospital’s Board of Trustees, Administration, Medical Staff, Surgical Department, Employees, and Volunteers, Thursday, December 1st, between 3 and 5pm CT, at 4250 Hospital Drive, Marianna, for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Reception for its brand new, state-of-the-art Operating Suite Addition.

Syrup Sullivan flanked by CFO Kevin Rovito on his left, Board Secretary/Treasurer Art Kimbrough on his right

Steven “Syrup” Sullivan is Jackson Hospital’s October Employee of the Month


The Chief Financial Officer, Kevin Rovito, to whom Syrup’s Materiels Management department reports, said, “Syrup is one of the friendliest guys you’ll meet who consistently goes above and beyond.” When staff and visitors ask Syrup in the traditional greeting, "how are you doing?," Syrup responds that he is “savin’ lives every day.” Syrup is the Hospital’s everyman: courier, MedWheels driver, parade Marshall, and community advocate, in addition to his responsibilities in his operational department.

Jackson Hospital recognizes its Employees at Service Awards Banquet


Jackson Hospital’s Employee Leadership Council (ELC) hosted an elegant evening Thursday August 11th to recognize the service of employees. The Hospital is one of the rare organizations with employee longevity and this allows it to enjoy the top 25th percentile in Customer Service per HCACHPs rating system.

Jackson Hospital's Employee Veterans


Jackson Hospital acknowledges all its employees who served in the United States Military.



The construction project will add a new 9,500 sq ft addition to the South side of the hospital. The addition will be home to four new Operating Rooms, including a Hybrid Room, four procedure rooms, and an OR nurses’ station. Jackson Hospital is doubling its capacity for patient Pre-operative reception and Post-operative patient recovery.

Groundbreaking 4pm 10/28/15 for State-of-the-Art Surgical Suite Expansion


Dr. Muniz and Nurse Practitioner Pruette

Dr. Orlando Muniz, Nurse Practitioner Rita Pruette,and Staff Join Chipola Surgical & Medical Specialties


Jackson Hospital’s CEO, Larry Meese announces that on August 1st, local OB/GYN, Dr. Orlando Muniz, along with Nurse Practitioner Rita Smith Pruette, and their staff, will be joining Chipola Surgical & Medical Specialties Group, the largest, multi-specialty medical and surgical practice in the region.

Quarterly Hospital Chaplaincy Luncheon is June 4th


Marianna Rotary and Jackson Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting


10th Annual Wine Tasting benefitting Jackson Hospital Foundation

Jackson Hospital Announces Stroke Support Group Meeting January 6th


Jackson Hospital announces a new community support group for those recovering from a stroke. The first Stroke Support Group meeting takes place Tuesday, January 6th, 4pm, in the cafeteria on the ground floor of the hospital located at 4250 Hospital Drive.

Of the more than 30 participants in the Table-Top Drill, pictured clockwise is Jackson Hospital CEO Larry Meese, Jackson County Fire & Rescue Chief Scott Birge, EMS responders Josh Williams, Andrew James, and Marcus Bellamy along with Deputy Chief Wilfredo Arroya, and Jackson County Department of Health Director William Long.

Jackson Hospital Hosts "Table-Top" Drill on Ebola Response


Jackson Hospital collaborates with local officials on Ebola response.

Jackson Hospital's Radiology Department Challengers

Jackson Hospital's Radiology Department participates in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


Jackson Hopsital CEO and Veteran Larry Meese

Veterans, Ask to Use Jackson Hospital


Special Forces Veteran Jackson Hospital CEO Larry Meese knows what it’s like to need healthcare close to home and he urges area Veterans to ask to use Jackson Hospital.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Patrick Kelley

Jackson Hospital Welcomes new Plastic Surgeon to Medical Staff


Jackson Hospital is pleased to welcome Patrick M. Kelley, M.D. to its active medical staff. Dr. Kelley provides the following additional services to patients at Jackson Hospital: all aspects of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at 3030 4th Street, Marianna, FL.

Jackson Hospital Partners with Men's Health Network to Heighten Awareness of Men's Health Month


June is Men’s Health Month and Jackson Hospital is proud to increase awareness or problems that could be prevented and encourage early detection and treatment of men’s diseases. This month gives Jackson Hospital an opportunity to encourage men to seek medical treatment for health maintenance

Jackson Hospital Takes Careful Measures to Prevent Patient Falls


Jackson Hospital’s Fall Prevention Program’s number one goal is patient safety. Jackson Hospital Risk Management Director, Ronni Bowen says, “Any patient in the hospital is more at risk of falling because they are out of their own environment. Some patients are given medication that can make walking more challenging. Our prevention program is intended to carefully observe fall-risk patients. Jackson Hospital has a fall rate of 4 per 1000 patient days, which is 22% better than the national mid-range provided by the Center of Medicaid and Medicare Services. Furthermore, none of our falls resulted in major injury.”

Jackson Hospital Contracts with Numerous Insurance Companies


Jackson Hospital Improves Second and Third Floors


Jackson Hospital is proud to announce that the nurses’ stations of the second and third floors of the hospital have been renovated and improved.

Chipola Surgical & Medical Specialties General Surgeon obtains Recertification


Jackson Hospital is pleased to announce that Chipola Surgical and Medical Specialties general surgeon Dr. Teresa Goodpaster recently achieved recertification by the American Board of Surgery.

Jackson Hospital Foundation Celebrates “A Touch of Tuscany” at its Annual Fundraising Gala on May 9th


The Foundation’s annual gala will be held Friday, May 9th at the National Guard Armory located on Highway Ninety West in Marianna, Florida.

Jackson Hospital recognizes Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week


Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer is the sixth-most common form of cancer in the world. In the United States over 100,000 cases are diagnosed every year.

Jackson Hospital achieves benchmark of one year without a Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Event


Jackson Hospital announces that its intensive care team has gone one year without a Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia/Event (VAP).

Jackson Hospital Celebrates National Donate Life Month


This April marks the 11th annual National Donate Life Month, a celebration commemorating those who have given the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation.

Jackson Hospital Announces Telestroke Partnership


Jackson Hospital welcomes the InTouch RP-7 robot to their team.

Jackson Hospital recognizes Medical Staff for Doctors Day


Jackson Hospital recognizes its talented and skilled medical staff for National Doctors’ Day on Friday, April 4.

Jackson Hospital Hosts Annual Spring Fling


Jackson Hospital joins with Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics during National Nutrition Month® encouraging everyone to ‘enjoy the taste of eating right’


Jackson Hospital Supports Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


Jackson Hospital selects two new medical stipend recipients


Jackson Hospital welcomes new Vascular/Interventional Radiologist to Medical Staff


Jackson Hospital welcomes new Vascular/Interventional Radiologist to Medical Staff


Jackson Hospital is pleased to welcome William Scott Campbell Jr., M.D., to its active medical staff. Dr. Campbell provides the following additional services to patients at Jackson Hospital: needle biopsies including ultrasound guided biopsies of the thyroid, drain placements, PICC lines, paracentesis, thoracentesis, lumbar punctures and myelograms.

Dr. Murali Krishna of Chipola Surgical & Medical Specialties earns Obesity Specialist credential


Dr. Murali Krishna of Chipola Surgical & Medical Specialties (CSMS), Marianna, FL is one of only twenty American Board of Obesity Medicine certified specialists in the state of Florida. Krishna completed the exam conducted by the American Board of Obesity in December 2013.

Jackson Hospital Announces Ribbon Cutting and Open House for New Chemotherapy Infusion Center


Jackson Hospital, celebrating 75 years of community service proudly announces the grand opening of the Infusion Center. The Infusion Center gives residents the opportunity to have their chemotherapy, antibiotic therapy, IV therapy, or blood transfusions locally performed.

Jackson Hospital Announces the Ribbon Cutting and Open House for the new Labor & Delivery


Celebrating its 75th year Jackson Hospital announces the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the renovated Labor & Delivery Suites to be held on January 29th at 11am on the fourth floor of Jackson Hospital-4250 Hospital Drive Marianna, FL. Funding for this renovation is from a generous $150,000 donation by the Jackson Hospital Foundation raised from the proceeds of the 2013 Foundation Gala, the December Lights of Love ceremony, the annual Fall James T. Cook Memorial Golf Tournament, and through generous donations from major Foundation donors.

Jackson Hospital Announces the Ribbon Cutting and Open House for the new Labor & Delivery


Celebrating its 75th year Jackson Hospital announces the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the renovated Labor & Delivery Suites to be held on January 29th

Jackson Hospital promotes covering your cough


Jackson Hospital Physician Practices Support the Lydia Project


The Lydia Project is a service providing support for woman coping with cancer that is now available here at Chipola Surgical and Medical Specialties.

19th Annual James T. Cook, Jr. Memorial Golf Classic


The Jackson Hospital Foundation sponsored their 19th Annual James T. Cook, Jr. Memorial Golf Classic at Indian Springs Golf Course in Marianna, FL. The sold out event was a huge success with over $18,000.00 in profits.

Jackson Hospital Elects New Chairman of the Board


Jackson Hospital announced today that Dr. Sarah Clemmons is the new 2013-2014 Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Jackson Hospital Offers Botox for the Treatment of Overactive Bladder


Jackson Hospital has advanced its urological services by offering the use of Botox to treat and control overactive bladders. The decision to begin Botox was made by the esteemed Dr. John Chacko

23rd Annual Lights of Love


The Great American Smokeout is Thursday, November 21stLocal Smoking Cessation Program Available


Jackson Hospital Honors Its Veterans


D. Michelle Baber joins Chipola Surgical & Medical Specialties


D. Michelle Baber, MSN, ARNP-BC joins Dr. Ricky Leff’s Marianna practice of Chipola Surgical & Medical Specialties – Obstetrics/Gynecology

Jackson Hospital Board Member Retires


Jackson Hospital announced today that Kathy Sloan, will retire from their board of trustees after nine and a half years of service.

Local Physician Receives Award


Dr. Steven Spence receives the Mission Model Award from Florida State University College of Medicine.

Laser Hair Removal


Laser Hair Removal

Jackson Hospital Board Votes Unanimously Not to Sell


Jackson Hospital’s governing board voted not to sell or lease the hospital in response to Florida State Statute (FSS) 155.40.

Jackson Hospital Nationally Recognized


Jackson Hospital was named the Turnaround Team of the Year at the Annual Leadership Conference in Brentwood, Tennessee on June 12, 2013.

FL House Bill 711


Jackson Hospital Announces First Birthday


Jackson Hospital Announces First Birthday of its Arts-in-Healthcare Program Patients channel creativity while receiving Chemotherapy Treatments

Jackson Hospital CEO Appointed to Medicaid Low Income Pool Council


Larry Meese provides rural healthcare voice at State level

Dr. Robin Albritton leads free seminar on Vitamins & Supplements


Feature of Chipola MedSupplements Open House set for 4:30pm Thursday, March 14th

Donna R. Fowler, DNP, joins Dr. Murali Krishna’s Marianna practice


Donna R. Fowler, DNP, joins Dr. Murali Krishna’s Marianna practice of Chipola Surgical & Medical Specialties – Internal Medicine

Chipola MedSpa Medical Director, Dr. Murali Krishna, Board Certified by the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine


Marianna, FL, January 14, 2013. Dr. Murali Krishna recently received his Board Certification by the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Medicine.

Jackson Hospital Introduces iTriage® App


Jackson Hospital Introduces iTriage® App New online app provides instant health condition symptom checker, ER finder