We’re More Than a Hospital

Our Organization

St. Dominic Health Services, sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois, is the parent organization operating St. Dominic Hospital, St. Catherine’s Village, Madison Health Services and Community Health Services–St. Dominic, Inc., which incorporates the outreach services of The Club at St. Dominic’sNew Directions for Over 55St. Dominic Community Health Clinic and the Care-A-Van screening program.

Our Calling

Every human life is a sacred gift from God. At St. Dominic’s, our team of caregivers views each individual as special—to be treated with the utmost respect.  No matter the phase of life, our goal is to provide our patients with exceptional care for all aspects of the human existence—body, mind and spirit. We strive to not only provide care for the sick but also offer education and wellness services to our community in order to improve the health status of those around us and eliminate risk factors for more serious health problems.

God has called the Dominican Sisters to administer compassion and health care in His name to the people of Mississippi.  We fulfill this mission through advanced medical services in a state-of-the-art hospital and outpatient center, through caring for older adults in a continuing care retirement facility, through our primary and urgent care services, and into the community through a number of wellness and outreach programs.

Whether your healthcare needs are immediate or you are exploring our services and our purpose for when they are, we hope that you will choose St. Dominic’s for you and your family.

St. Dominic’s recognizes its basic participation in the mission of the Church which involves two main ministries:  Education and Health Care. Three activities–Communicating a Christian Message, Establishing Community, and Performing Service–express our mission of Christian Healing.
St. Dominic’s mission calls us to establish community and perform service in the name of Jesus Christ.  To us, that means giving of our time, talents and resources to make our communities better places to live.  Our family of caregivers not only serves our patients, but also contributes to an atmosphere of care and compassion for those outside our hospital walls.
Claude W. Harbarger, FACHE?President, St. Dominic Health Services

Deidra Bell, CPAExecutive Vice President/CFO, St. Dominic Health Services

Mary Margaret JudyExecutive Director, St. Catherine’s Village

Lester K. Diamond, FACHEPresident, St. Dominic Hospital

Jennifer SinclairExecutive Vice President of Operations

Lawrence M. RiddlesM.D., Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs and Quality

Lorraine W. WashingtonVice President of Human Resources

Kimberly PylesVice President of Clinical Operations

Becky Lowe – Vice President of Ancillary Services

Trace Swartzfager – Vice President of Business Development

Theresa Horne – Vice President of Patient Care Services/CNO

Keith Van CampVice President of Information Technology

Realizing that most hospital stays today are not a result of disease but of unhealthy lifestyle choices, St. Dominic’s takes an active role in teaching individuals to take responsibility for their own health.  Disease prevention and reducing or eliminating risk factors within each individual are at the forefront of all St. Dominic’s outreach services.  Our wellness programs encourage you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, to stay active through exercise, enrichment and social activities, and to seek more holistic approaches to optimal health and well-being.

Well & Aware

Button-ViewCalendarIn addition to our clinical services, St. Dominic’s offers classes and programs designed to fit your wellness needs.  No matter your age, fitness level or stage of life, we encourage you to get involved and improve your health through our new Healthy Weight Advantage weight management program, The Club at St. Dominic’sNew Directions for Over 55 and Sanctuary Body Spa.  If you’re expecting, you and your spouse can choose from a number of classes—from Prepared Childbirth, to Breastfeeding, to Infant CPR and Car Seat Safety—all designed to thoroughly prepare you both for your new arrival.

No matter what life-changing experiences come your way, you may find comfort and hope in sharing feelings and concerns about your situation with others who’ve had similar circumstances.  Support groups help by bringing you together to facilitate discussions, by teaching you coping skills for your disease or situation and by giving you a sense that you are not alone.

A number of support groups meet monthly on St. Dominic’s campus.  They are free to the public and are led by professionals who understand what you are going through and have the resources to help you.  In turn, you may inspire someone else and give hope to someone during a difficult time.

Button-ViewCalendarView our Well & Aware Calendar of upcoming classes, events and support group meetings.