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Anderson Announces Carmichael as Director of Development

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Anderson Announces Carmichael as Director of Development

MERIDIAN, MS (July 26, 2021) – With a growing focus on community partnerships, Anderson Regional Health System is more philanthropic-minded than ever before. To support and enhance these efforts, Anderson is pleased to announce that Laura Carmichael will serve as the organization’s Director of Development.

John Anderson, President and CEO, said, “Mrs. Carmichael’s knowledge, experience and established relationships throughout this area will enable us to more fully serve and support our patients and community, in essence, strengthening our goal of ‘Standing Together’ with our community.”

Carmichael will manage the development of fundraising initiatives designed to enhance various aspects of the organization:

  • The Standing Together Fund is a general fund that assists in advancing technology and services, acquiring state of the art medical equipment, and improving and building necessary facilities.
  • A pediatric fund, It’s All About Kids, enhances, upgrades and supports pediatric services.
  • Donations made to the Guardian Angel Fund are tribute gifts made in honor of a physician, nurse or staff member and will assist with focused needs throughout the hospital.

Carmichael will also provide support for the Cancer Patient Benevolence Fund, a fund that assists local cancer patients with special needs not covered by insurance.

"I am very proud to join the Anderson Regional Health System team. My passion is building a stronger community, and I'm excited to begin a new chapter focused on engaging with the community through philanthropic initiatives,” Carmichael said.

Prior to joining Anderson, Carmichael served as the City of Meridian’s Community Development Director and Cultural Affairs Manager. She also served as the Executive Director for Meridian Council of the Arts. Carmichael worked for Rush Health Systems as Business Development and Marketing Manager, and she served as the Public Relations and Communications Coordinator for Meridian Community College.

In addition to her professional duties, Carmichael volunteers her time as a board member for many community organizations. She is currently on the board of directors for Meridian Community College Foundation, Community Health Improvement Network, Meridian Museum of Art, MUNA Federal Credit Union and Meridian Navy League.

Carmichael is a graduate of Meridian Community College where she received an Associate’s of Arts degree. She then attended Mississippi State University where she received a Bachelor’s of Science, and she recently graduated from MSU-Meridian with a Master’s of Business Administration.

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About Anderson Regional Health System

As the most comprehensive health system in East Mississippi and West Alabama, Anderson Regional Health System is the established leader in offering premier medical services. With two hospitals, a cancer center, and a network of clinics, Anderson’s healthcare professionals are committed to the mission of providing a heritage of healing and improving life for the people they serve.