Kleinsmith is a native Texan who travelled extensively with her husband, who is a retired Naval officer. She, too, served her country in the US Navy. She has had a wide variety of roles in her nursing career, and in 2013 received her Master’s in Nursing, with a Specialization in Leadership in Healthcare Systems. Her passion is executive nursing, which allows her to advocate for facilities, healthcare providers and patients. As Clinical Director of Patient Care, she will be responsible for all clinical departments-nursing, lab, imaging, therapy.
Melissa, her husband, and two children are excited to be relocating to Bellville and becoming part of the Austin County community. While she has worked in cities in a large military facility as well as other hospitals and other types of facilities, she feels most at home in a small town and looks forward to serving at Bellville Medical Center.