Meet Cedric Jones with Hattiesburg Clinic
Since 2013, Cedric Jones has worked as a patient representative at Hattiesburg Clinic, where he assists patients to their appointments, delivers medical supplies and transfers lab work to clinic departments across South Mississippi.
Jones, a native of Natchez, Miss., said his transit days are one of the things he enjoys most about his role as he gets to visit various Hattiesburg Clinic satellite locations, making friends along the way.
“The employees keep me going, and I enjoy seeing them each day,” Jones said. “I have developed some great friendships.”
There is one Hattiesburg Clinic employee who Jones admits he is particularly fond of, and that’s his wife, Paula, who works as a patient account manager.
As a patient representative, patient relationships are also valuable to Jones, and his goal is to brighten each patient’s day as they walk into the door.
“I enjoy helping patients daily by lifting their spirits and putting a smile on their face,” Jones said. “I try to always treat others as if they are part of my family.”
Jones interacts with a lot of people throughout the day, but not many know about his cruise-ship endeavors, where he was chosen to sing backup vocals while at sea. Other than performing and providing entertainment on cruise lines, Jones said that sports are a major factor of his life. He nearly played football at Louisiana State University if it wasn’t for an injury he sustained in a car accident while in high school.
“I didn’t attend LSU, but I’m always rooting for them and the New Orleans Saints,” Jones said. “I’m a sports fanatic and coached little league football, basketball and baseball for years. I also like watching ESPN and playing a good game of Spades with family and friends.”
Jones and his wife, Paula, share three children – a daughter, Karah, and two sons, Cameron and CJ, and they all are looking forward to the upcoming football season. Their family dress code: Purple and gold on Saturdays, black and gold on Sundays.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
CJ: I would like to learn to play guitar.
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
CJ: Fried chicken, greens and dressing
What are three words to describe yourself?
CJ: Cool, calm, and collected
Favorite verse or quote?
CJ: Treat people with kindness!