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Gulf Park Health Center Welcomes New Provider

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 10:48am | By: Gabriela Shinskie

Gulf Park Health Center

The University of 51 Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park Health Center welcomes Connie Richardson as the new Provider on the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach. Richardson holds 27 years of experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a variety of settings.

“I really enjoy providing care for the university population,” said Richardson.

Richardson is a USM alumna and obtained her undergraduate degree from the College of Nursing and Health Professions in 1987. In 1996, she became a graduate of the first nurse practitioner class. Richardson’s passion for black and gold runs through her veins as she returns to campus ready to take her expertise to the top.

“It feels good to give back to the University,” said Richardson. “It’s been a wonderful experience so far. I love working alongside other nursing faculty.”

Richardson has focused on Family Practice and has worked with other medical professionals in many settings including ER Minor Care and investigative drug trials. Within the last two years, she partnered with Ochsner Health in family practice. Richardson is thrilled to see students, faculty, staff and their families at the clinic. Her hope is to further expand services to the greater community.

The Gulf Park Health Center offers a variety of services including annual wellness screenings, minor urgent care, pregnancy screenings, Flu and COVID-19 testing and more. They also offer mental health counseling referrals. Richardson has plans to provide educational sessions promoting wellness, proper nutrition and good sleep habits in the upcoming semester.

Walk-ins are welcome at the Gulf Park Health Center. Learn more about the center and the various services they provide.