About Us

The Hospital

Copiah County Medical Center opened on February 21, 2017 and is Copiah County’s premier health care facility. CCMC houses 25 private, spacious inpatient suites, 9 state-of-the-art Emergency Department rooms, as well as modern Radiology, Laboratory and Cardiopulmonary Departments.  Copiah County Medical Center is a Critical Access Hospital and is a member of the American Hospital Association, Mississippi Hospital Association, and licensed by the Mississippi State Department of Health. The leadership and staff  are proud to be in their brand new building, serving the needs of Copiah County citizens.

Our Mission

Our past and future successes are due to the generosity and compassion of our dedicated staff and community. We strive to give back to our community the devotion and support which it has shown us. We are committed to being a resource for the community and surrounding areas we serve by providing quality services and compassionate care.

Senior Management

Ben Lott, MHA, BSN, RN
Ben Lott, MHA, BSN, RN
Chief Executive Officer

Ben Lott, a native of Bogalusa, Louisiana, joined the staff at Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital in March 2016. Ben earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, then earned a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2015. He came to Copiah County Medical Center with many years of clinical and administrative experience. Ben’s passion for excellence in healthcare stems from his nursing background. He is a recipient of the 2015 Great 100 Nurses Award, has obtained numerous clinical and leadership certifications, and maintains multiple professional affiliations. Ben's leadership at Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital has led us through a successful transition to become Copiah County Medical Center, and he is proud to help continue a legacy of genuine care in our new state-of-the-art facility.

Dean Snider
Dean Snider
Chief Financial Officer

Dean Snider joined the Copiah County Medical Center staff in October 2107. He graduated from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee in 1982, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He comes with over 35 years of healthcare finance experience, including 19 years as the CFO at King’s Daughters Medical Center, eight years with University of Mississippi Medical Center where he was an assistant CFO and director of budgeting and financial reporting, and most recently with Mississippi Baptist Health Systems where he directed the Budgeting and Decision Support departments. He is a CPA and is a member of Mississippi Healthcare Financial Management Association. He has been a resident of Brookhaven, Mississippi for 30 years. He is married and has two children, who are both involved in successful healthcare careers.

Message from the CEO

Thank you for choosing our hospital for your healthcare needs. We want your experience to be a positive one. Copiah County Medical Center is committed to the mission and values that Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital was founded on many decades ago – giving the community a high level of dedication and support.

We have a new look and a new name, but our commitment to service and our community will not change. The new Copiah County Medical Center seeks to provide exceptional healthcare services using a personalized approach to meet every individual’s needs.

It is a privilege to serve Hazlehurst, Copiah County, and this region. We look forward to introducing you to our state-of-the-art medical center!

Ben Lott, MHA, BSN, RN • Chief Executive Officer