The Fulton County Hospital Board met in special session May 7 to discuss the hiring of a new chief executive officer. The board members approved the appointment of Joseph T. Hammond to the position.
He spent many years working in Mississippi. Hammond's last position was the associate director of Greenwood Laflore Hospital in Greenwood, Miss. Other hospitals and companies he has worked for include North Sunflower Medical Center in Ruleville, Miss., Community Healthcare Systems, LLC, in Ruleville, Miss., Delta Regional Medical Center/Delta Physician Practices in Greenville, Miss., and North Sunflower County Hospital in Ruleville, Miss.
In earlier years, Hammond worked at Eureka Springs Hospital and at Nehemiah Consulting Services.
According to Chief Operations Officer Tammy Friel, Hammond will start his duties June 1.