Regional Director - Melissa King

Melissa H. King, DNPMelissa King, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-BC
Dr. Melissa King is a Certified Family and Emergency Nurse Practitioner with 18+ years experience in emergency care and disaster response. She is currently the Assistant Vice President of Telehealth for Ochsner Health Systems and previously the Director of TelEmergency and Advanced Practice Providers  (APP) for the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She holds privileges to practice in several emergency departments within MS and serves on several state, regional and national boards or committees representing APRNs and Telehealth. She has testified for the Mississippi Senate around standard of care for Telehealth and remains active in policy development each legislative session. Dr. King has several publications related to the impact of Telehealth and APP practices with continued research focused on access, quality, outcomes, and satisfaction. She has made numerous presentations around the region regarding utilization of APPs, Telehealth, healthcare quality, and cost effective models of care. She has received several awards and appointments including 2016 Nurse Innovator and Researcher of the Year and 2015 Advanced Practice Provider of the Year. Additionally, Dr. King has served as editor for publications related to critical care medicine and pharmacology.

Dr. King received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and her Master’s degree in nursing from the Mississippi University for Women.

Email: melissakingnp@gmail.com

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