Behind the Scenes: Ellie Hales

Let’s go behind the scenes with one of the many who work to make it all happen – Ellie Hales. Ellie shares about her role at UMMC with two divisions and a fellowship. Thank you Ellie for all you do!

Tell us about what you do at UMMC.  

I am the Division Business Administrator for the Hospitalist and the Pulmonary & Critical Care Divisions. I am also the Fellowship Coordinator for the Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship. I wear many hats but some of my responsibilities include supervising employees, managing the daily business and administrative operations of both divisions, resolving patient and clinical issues, overseeing call schedules, clinical schedules, and anything else that comes up! 

How long have you worked at UMMC?  

It will be 18 years on January 18th!

What do you love about your job? 

Hands down, the people that I work with from the physicians, staff, and the fellows. I learn something new daily. There is never a dull moment around here!

What things make your day brighter? 

Feeling like I have accomplished all my goals for the day. The best part of my day every day is getting home and seeing my husband and sweet lab, Lucy waiting for me! 

Tell us something about yourself that many people do not know.

My grandparents immigrated to the United States from Greece to New Orleans in the early 1920’s. I grew up in Gulfport and try to spend as much time in my hometown as possible. I come from a big Greek family of four brothers and three sisters and we love getting together where there is always laughter and good food! I’ve been married to my husband for 46 years- what a ride! We have two daughters, three grandchildren, our dog Lucy, and two grand dogs- Dixie and Mabel who we spend a lot of time with. My mother always told me growing up that I was bossy and wanted everything neat and organized. To this day I’m still that way which makes me such a good fit for my job!


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