Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Longleaf Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Longleaf Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Longleaf Hospital Staff

Claire Hick, MHA

Chief Executive Officer

Claire Hick joined Longleaf Hospital as CEO in January 2018. Her background is in hospital administration in Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, North Carolina and Louisiana. She received both her undergraduate degree and masters in healthcare administration from the University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss. Her previous experience includes working for 10 years in hospital administration at a 164-bed free-standing psychiatric hospital, a 339-bed medical/surgical hospital ranked No. 1 in Mississippi by U.S. News & World Report and at the corporate system level overseeing hospital public relations strategy for 27 hospitals and service lines. In graduate school, she was given the “Outstanding MHA Student Award” graduating number one in her class. Career accolades include the “Overall VOX Grande Award” and “Most Valuable Employee.” In 2017, she was named “Woman of the Year” by the Southaven Chamber of Commerce. Past community affiliations include: chairman of the state-wide American Heart Association, leadership board of Rotary International, Coca-Cola scholar scholarship advisory board and Intel ISEF science advisory board. She is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Executives and teaches online marketing and health care classes at Ole Miss. She, her husband and son live in Alexandria.

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  • Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation