Brookhaven’s Leggett named KDMC director of marketing, community relations

Published 12:00 pm Friday, May 5, 2023

King’s Daughters Medical Center has announced Melissa Leggett as the new Director of Marketing and Community Relations. Leggett has led the Occupational Wellness efforts at KDMC since May 2017, and will now take on the additional responsibility to promote the vast array of medical services KDMC has to offer.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to have someone like Melissa to work in this capacity,” said KDMC CEO Scott Christensen. “Her vast knowledge and experience in healthcare, along with her creativity, make her the right person for the job.”

Leggett is a graduate of The University of Mississippi. She has extensive experience in marketing, particularly in the healthcare industry.

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“I’m so excited to take on this additional role,” Leggett said. “KDMC has such a strong reputation as a healthcare provider and a wonderful corporate citizen. We want to continue those efforts and serve our community in every way we can.”

KDMC Board of Trustees Chairperson Martha Wilbert said she is excited about the change.

“I’ve worked with Melissa for years on the KDMC Foundation Board and then as she became a crucial part of our healthcare system,” Wilbert said. “We are thrilled to have her lead such a vital effort as healthcare becomes more and more challenging.”

KDMC is a full-service hospital with multiple clinics serving as the leading healthcare provider in Southwest Mississippi, with a mission of always providing quality health and wellness in a Christian environment. For more information, visit