Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health announces Vicksburg expansion

Published 4:44 pm Monday, October 21, 2019

Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center, one of the largest and oldest community health centers in Mississippi, has announced the expansion of its Vicksburg location, with plans to invest $1 million and create more than a dozen new jobs.

“With a mission to provide low cost, quality, family-based health care and social services to people who may not otherwise have access to them, Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health is a true game-changer for those in need of affordable healthcare in Vicksburg,” Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said in a press release announcing the expansion. “We should all be encouraged by Jackson-Hinds’ investment in Vicksburg. I commend their team of experts, talented staff and dedicated board of directors for their decision. Under this administration, Vicksburg residents have come to expect progress. Through partnerships like these, we’re delivering on that promise nearly every day.”

A news conference announcing the expansion is scheduled for Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at 2524 S. Frontage Road.

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“We are so excited to be expanding in Vicksburg,” Dr. Jasmin Chapman, CEO of Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center, said. “Studies tell us that when citizens have access to affordable healthcare; education rates increase, crime rates decrease and the economy of the surrounding community thrives. We are excited to see what positive outcomes we can inspire from expanding here in Vicksburg and Warren County.”

Pablo Diaz, president of the Vicksburg Warren Economic Development Partnership, said Jackson-Hinds’ investment in Vicksburg and Warren County continues a recent trend of new investments.

“Our community is excited to have Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center join our growing business community. Vicksburg and Warren County are home to a highly-trained workforce in many industries including the healthcare sector,” Diaz said. “Jackson-Hinds’ investment in our community continues the positive economic development trend that we have seen in the past two years.”