SC Department of Mental Health News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: John Hutto, Office of Communications

803-898-8584

Dr. Eric Jones Named Acting Deputy Director for Clinical Services

Columbia, SC: January 3, 2001- J. Eric Jones, M.D., has been named to serve as acting deputy director for South Carolina Department of Mental Health Clinical Services. He has been director of Professional Services at the Earl E. Morris Jr. Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center since July 1996. Dr. Jones received his doctorate in medicine from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia.  Before joining DMH in 1996, Dr. Jones had been acting chief, Psychiatric Service, at Dorn Veterans' Administration Hospital in Columbia. He also serves as clinical associate professor of Neuropsychiatry at the USC School of Medicine. He is certified in Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry and is chair of the Executive Committee, SCDMH Medical Chiefs Group.

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