Published on March 31, 2014

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville manager elected to a Mississippi Hospital Association Board of Directors position

BOONEVILLE, Miss. - The Mississippi Hospital Association appointed Dan Gentry, the facilities management and safety director at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville, to the Board of Directors for Healthcare Engineers and Facility Managers.

According to MHA, this board oversees a network creating a team approach to deal with key issues within hospitals across the state.

"We work to advance the development of effective engineers of facility management and personnel within the hospital by providing a medium for the interchange of ideas, giving a platform for engineering personnel within the hospital and promoting educational programs and activities to strengthen and improve engineering services," said Robin Powell, education coordinator for the Mississippi Hospital Association.

James Grantham, CEO and administrator of Baptist Booneville, says the MHA Board of Directors is a good fit for Gentry, since he has overseen plant operations for Baptist Booneville for 36 years.

"We understand that what matters most to patients at our hospital is safe, effective care," Grantham said. "That’s one of the many reasons our hospital has leaders like Dan Gentry who help us achieve positive patient outcomes through the day-to-day operations."

Gentry holds certifications in facility management (CHFM), safety (CHSP) and emergency preparedness (CHEP) and has been a member of MHA for 30 years.

Baptist Booneville is a 114-bed hospital that offers diagnostic services, critical care and other acute care services. It operates one of the few geriatric psychiatric units in the area, and it also offers a Sleep Disorder Lab and a specialty clinic that includes cardiology, otolaryngology, neurology, ophthalmology and orthopedic services. In 2013, Baptist Booneville was named Hospital of the Year (100 beds or less) by the Mississippi Nurses Association. For more information, please call 662-720-5000, or visit booneville.baptistonline.org.

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