In 1983, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, a Catholic convent based in Canada, opened a clinic in Tutwiler, Mississippi. Its mission was founded in charity, and aspired to provide healthcare to a poor, underserved community in the Mississippi Delta. And for 33 years the sisters did just that, becoming a vital part of Tutwiler and the surrounding community. Relying heavily on outside donations, the clinic was a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible charity.
In 2016, Tallahatchie General Hospital acquired the facility at the Tutwiler Clinic, making it a part of the TGH family of clinics. Located on the eastern side of Tallahatchie County, the Tutwiler Clinic – along with the Holcomb Clinic and Charleston Clinic – ensures that there is now a TGH clinic in the eastern, central and western portions of Tallahatchie County.
Today, the Tutwiler Clinic is staffed by two doctors and two nurse practitioners, with a complement of nurses and its own laboratory facility. The clinic offers general, family practice healthcare in a non-emergent setting, and is now supported by TGH’s full complement of medical providers, both at the hospital and in its other clinics.