HCMC Growing Forward with New Management Additions

Paris, TN – Henry County Medical Center proudly introduces three new department directors to our management team.  Recent additions to our management staff are Director of Pharmacy, Paula Bell, PharmD, BCPS; Director of Surgical Services, Brooke Ulrich, RN; and Director of Case Management, Paula Crossett, RN, BSN, CCM.

Bell joined Henry County Medical Center in the Summer of 2014.  She received her bachelor of science in biology from the University of Alabama in 2001. In 2007, Bell received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in Memphis, TN. Additionally, she completed her PGY-1 Ambulatory Care Residency with an emphasis in Academia from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 2008. In 2012 Bell received her Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS). She currently serves as a preceptor for the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Union University College of Pharmacy, Belmont University School of Pharmacy and South College. Bell is also the PGY-1 (Post Graduate Year 1) Pharmacy Practice Residency Director and Clinical Pharmacist at HCMC.

Bell is married to Jonathan Bell, Senior Vice-President at FirstBank and Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation president. Both are originally from Henry County.  They have two children. Bell enjoys spending time with her family, golfing and being outdoors whenever possible.

Ulrich began working at Henry County Medical Center in March 2018. She attended Jackson State Community College. She began her career as a staff nurse, then progressed to a charge nurse in the OR, and now is happy to serve as the Director of Surgical Services.

Ulrich is a native of McKenzie, TN, and currently resides there with her husband and two children.

“I grew up roaming the halls of HCMC. My mother has worked here for 33 years and I vividly remember my frequent visits and seeing many of the faces I still see here today,” said Ulrich. “It is wonderful to officially be a part of the HCMC family. I am blessed with this opportunity to lead and grow others and I look forward to what the future holds for me at HCMC.”

Crossett began working at Henry County Medical Center in September 2006.  She attended the University of Tennessee at Martin and obtained an Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 1987. In 2005, Crossett graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor’s in Nursing. Crossett is a certified case manager and a member of the Academy of Certified Case Managers.

Crossett and her husband reside in Huntingdon, TN. She has two grown children and two grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys running and competing in triathlons.

“Even though I don’t live in Paris, I love the community here,” said Crossett. “I am excited to ‘Grow Forward’ with the team at HCMC.”

About Henry County Medical Center
Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region.  Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates 7 provider clinics in various specialties.  Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.