In her new position, Perkins will oversee the day-to-day operations, control revenue and staff-work environment, and coordinate and develop policies and procedures to best guide the department.
Perkins said this is an exciting time for USA Health and is lucky to be working with and learning from a talented group of people. “I think we have the talent and resources to be one of, if not the best orthopaedic surgery groups in the region, and I am looking forward to contributing to its growth,” she said. “Dr. Richard Marks, professor and chair of orthopaedic surgery at the USA College of Medicine, has a lot of enthusiasm and a great vision for our department. I am looking forward to working with him to grow our department to its fullest potential.”
Prior to her appointment, Perkins served as a group practice administrator at Keesler Air Force Base Hospital in Biloxi, Miss.
Perkins received her bachelor's degree in healthcare administration and policy from the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) in Hattiesburg, Miss., and will be completing her Master of Business Administration this year from USM.