The Mississippi Senate led by Senator Derrick T. Simmons, recently honored the Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi with presentation of Senate Concurrent Resolution 605

The Mississippi Senate on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, honored the Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi with presentation of Senate Concurrent Resolution 605 for their commitment to bettering the state by creating access to healthcare for those who most need it and in some cases, cannot afford it – primarily in minority communities.

Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi partners with other organizations to provide health care education and other community services. The organization mentors student nurses, awards nursing scholarships, and supports continuing education needs of its members and recognizes their professional successes and tries to facilitate opportunities for advancement.

Standing left to right are: Row 1: Senator John Horhn, Senator Derrick Simmons, primary author of Senate Concurrent Resolution 605, Pat Kirksey, State President  of Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi, Senator Sollie B. Norwood, Senator Hillman T. Frazier and Senator David Jordan.

Row 2: Senator Robert L. Jackson, Margaret Bowen Jones, Velma Lewis, LaWanda Harris (President-Elect Dist IV), Laverne Watts and Mary Crump.

Row 3: Teresa Malone (President, MNA), Rosalind Howard (Director, MS Nurses Foundation), Peggy King, Ebony Jenkins, Dr. Sonja Fuqua and Barbara Baugh (Chaplain, State & Dist. IV).

Row 4: Linda Gamble Simmons, Kimberly Hughes, Sarah Ware and Stella Harris.

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