Parkridge East Hospital CEO Jarrett Millsaps has named neonatologist Kelly R. Hersey, MD, as director of the facility's level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
"Dr. Hersey's clinical expertise makes him a critical part of the future of the NICU at Parkridge East as we continue to expand our service area to provide care to more families across the tristate region," Millsaps said.
As director of the NICU, Dr. Hersey will oversee the 22-bed NICU at Parkridge East, which serves families throughout the tristate region, providing specialist care for babies born at less than 28 weeks gestation and those who have severe or complex conditions. The unit is staffed around the clock by board-certified neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners and registered nurses.
Dr. Hersey, who is board-certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine by The American Board of Pediatrics, is affiliated with Regional Obstetrical Consultants. He comes to Parkridge East from The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), where he was director of telemedicine, director of the Newborn Follow-up Clinic and medical control director for Neonatal Transport. After earning his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Hersey served his residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia Hospitals & Clinic, where he also completed a fellowship in neonatal and perinatal medicine.