Barbara S. Powell

Barbara S. Powell
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Barbara S. Powell's Biography

Type Of Business:
Non-Profit Hospital
Marketing Area:
New Orleans and Surrounding Counties
Expertise:
Occupational and Employee Health and Workers Compensation Management, Ensuring OSHA Compliance for 4,000 Workers, Ensuring Adherance to Center For Disease Control and Public Health Standards, Managing Workers' Compensation Process
Major Product/SVS:
Healthcare
Favorite Business Publication:
US News & World Report, Southern Living
Hobbies/Sports:
Published Poet, Traveling, Reading and Art
Education Degrees:
Registered Nurse, Charity Hospital, Laurel, Mississippi; Bachelor of Science, University of Southern Mississippi; Diploma, Forest County Agricultural High School; Certified Case Manager
Affiliations Awards:
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses; President's List and Dean's List Scholar
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
The highlight of her career has been her work in TB with the Center for Infectious Disease.
Charity:
Local Church, American Red Cross, Free Counseling for Individuals - Certified Drug, Alcohol and Eating Disorders, Sponsors Local Artists, Volunteers Helping the Illiterate Complete Forms and Papers
Number Of Years In Profession:
23
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
She attributes her success to being extremely self-motivated and driven. She was the first person in her family to graduate from college.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
She became involved in her profession because of her passion for healthcare.
Extended Bio Profile:
Ms. Powell is a long time Public Health Nurse, beginning with the Medicare Home Health Services visits at the grass roots level in Forrest County. She assisted in closing the Mississippi State Sanitorium and developed a general hospital to care for Tuberculosis patients safely near their homes. Ms Powell has three grown children and eight grandchildren. She is a strong proponent of higher education, and continuing education in the chosen field of work. She created and taught the tuberculosis certification course for the Mississippi State Department of Health, which after more than 20 years remains the standard requirement for nurse continuing Education in Mississippi. The course was created with goals of tuberculosis prevention in as part of a partnership with the American Lung Association of Mississippi.
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