Millie Swan, vice president, Forrest Health, received one of Mississippi Business Journal’s 2018 Healthcare Heroes awards at their awards ceremony held at Old Capitol Inn in Jackson, Mississippi on Thursday, September 28.
The Healthcare Heroes Awards honor outstanding men and women in the health care industry whose contributions have increased the well-being of the community. The categories for honors include: first responder, nurse, physician, professional, volunteer, and animal care.
“We are truly pleased to recognize and honor a great group of Mississippi’s healthcare individuals. These deserving men and women have impacted the lives of many in their community and across the state and we have no doubt that many of these individuals will go on to even greater success in the years to come… We’d like to offer our sincere congratulations to each and every one of these healthcare professionals,” said Tami Jones, Associate Publisher of the Mississippi Business Journal.
As a vice president for Forrest General Hospital/Forrest Health, Millie oversees the medical staff services, and marketing and communication areas for the hospital along with service line administration and oversight of the Heart and Vascular Service line, Oncology Service Line, imaging services, lab services, food and nutrition, guest and pastoral services and Spirit of Women Program. She has over 25 years of healthcare experience and prior to her healthcare career she was a TV anchor and news reporter.
Millie has been the recipient of many distinguished honors throughout her career including being named the Senior Professional of the Year by the Mississippi Hospital Association Public Relations and Marketing Society in 2010 and the Amethyst Award presented by the National Spirit of Women Organization.
In 2007, Millie served as President of the MS Hospital Association’s PR and Marketing Society. She is an advisory board member for the National Spirit of Women organization, board member for the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience and USM Partners for the Arts. Swan is also a member of the Society of Health Care Strategy and Market Development and a life member of Junior Auxiliary. She served on the board of the National Association of Junior Auxiliary as both 2nd Vice- President and Public Relations Chairman. Millie has served on numerous boards in the past including the Mississippi Distinguished Young Woman Program, Aids Coalition Services, Salvation Army, USM Symphony Orchestra and the Hattiesburg Arts Council.
She is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and has been married to Randy Swan for 30 years. They are both active community volunteers and have two daughters – Ivey and Zoey, and she added a son-in-law, Garner Bell in 2017.
About Mississippi Business Journal
The Mississippi Business Journal has operated under six ownership alignments since it was founded in 1978. Most recently, Tupelo-based Journal Inc. acquired the assets of the Mississippi Business Journal from The Dolan Company. Clay Foster is the CEO/President/Publisher of Journal Inc.
The Mississippi Business Journal moved from its Galaxie Drive location in March 2009 to its current site in downtown Jackson at 200 North Congress Street, Suite 400.
It produces a daily web-site, a weekly newspaper, the Book of Lists, NEXT! A Guide to Life After High School and hosts events honoring the 50 Leading Businesswomen in Mississippi, the Top 40 (people) Under (age) 40, the Best Places to Work in Mississippi, the Leaders in Law, the CEO Awards, the Healthiest Workplaces, the Top in Tech, the Leaders in Finance and the Healthcare Heroes.