BIG SPRING – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has named Traci Phillips the superintendent of Big Spring State Hospital.
Phillips entered her new role Nov. 1 at Big Spring State Hospital, which has served people with psychiatric illnesses since 1938. The hospital serves 58 counties in a large area of West Texas that includes Midland, Odessa, Abilene, San Angelo and Lubbock.
Phillips most recently served as interim superintendent and before that was the hospital’s assistant superintendent overseeing administration of the 200-bed facility. She has eight years of senior-level experience from working at Covenant Health System in Lubbock prior to joining the Big Spring State Hospital management team.
Phillips has a bachelor’s degree from Howard Payne University and a master’s degree from Texas Tech University. She is married and has two young children.
A recognition ceremony and reception hosted by the Volunteer Services Council will take place Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. in Big Spring State Hospital’s Atrium of the Activity Therapies Department. Big Spring State Hospital works with seven mental health authorities, including West Texas Centers, to help provide treatment options for people with mental illness.