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Katina O’Neal serves as management service organization representative at the Central Billing Office. She was the Employee of the Month in October.
O’Neal started with North Mississippi Medical Center in 1994 in the Radiology file room and transferred to the Central Billing Office in1997. She graduated from Starkville High School and attended Wood Junior College in Mathiston and Mississippi State University.
“I love coming to work and encouraging my coworkers and patients I come in contact with,” O’Neal said. “I always try to help people by laughing and enjoying the moment.”
Connie Lancaster serves as administrative assistant at IMA-Tupelo, where she has worked since 2001.
She is a graduate of Houston High School, and she received her associate’s degree in office systems technology from Itawamba Community College in Tupelo.
“The best part of my job is the people I work with,” Lancaster said. “We are like a big family at IMA and we practice teamwork in everything we do.”
Christy Holloway, RT(R), serves as clinical supervisor of radiology and laboratory services at West Tupelo Medical Clinic. Holloway started with North Mississippi Medical Center at Med Serve in 1994. She transferred to NMMC-Pontotoc as a radiologic technologist, then came to West Tupelo Medical Clinic in 1999.
She attended South Pontotoc High School and earned her associate’s degree in radiology from Itawamba Community College in 1995.
“The best part of my job is being able to brighten someone’s day,” Holloway said. “We have a great opportunity to serve people and make a positive difference in their lives through the medical field.”
Kerry Hood, LPN and clinical team leader at Barnes Crossing Medical Clinic in Tupelo, joined North Mississippi Medical Center in 1992 as a nursing assistant and ward secretary. In 1996 she completed her LPN training and started work on 4 West. She joined Barnes Crossing Medical Clinic full time in 2007. She attended McDowell High School in Marion, N.C., and is a graduate of Itawamba Community College. She is also certified in IV insertion and is a CPR instructor.
“The best part of my job is having the opportunity to learn about different areas in the clinic,” Hood said. “This allows me to help where I am needed so that our patients are cared for in the timeliest manner possible.”
Stacy Knight, medical technologist at Med Serve, joined the clinic in 2008. Knight worked as a medical technologist at North Mississippi Medical Center in the laboratory from 2003-2008, when she transferred to Med Serve. She is a graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School. She received her associate’s degree from Itawamba Community College in Fulton, and completed a bachelor’s degree in medical technology at Mississippi State University in Starkville. She is also a certified Department of Transportation specimen collector and a certified breath alcohol technician.
“The most wonderful part of my job is meeting new people each and every day and feeling that what I do really makes a difference,” Knight said.
Debra Coleman, laboratory assistant at IMA-West Point, joined the clinic in March 2009. Coleman is a graduate of Noxubee County High School. She received her associate’s degree from East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, and she is also a certified phlebotomist and medical assistant.
“The best part of my job is interacting with patients and seeing that their needs are met,” Coleman said. “I love working with such a talented team that cares about each other and our patients.
Donna Warren, laboratory technician at Pontotoc Medical Clinic, has worked in health care in Pontotoc since 1984. Warren started working with Dr. John Mitchell in his private practice in 1992, and joined North Mississippi Medical Clinics in 1994 when he affiliated with the organization.
She is a graduate of Southaven High School, and she received her associate’s degree from Northeast Mississippi Community College. She is also certified in medical radiology.
“The best part of my job is when I can help a child or an adult who is so afraid of having blood drawn overcome those fears,” Warren said. “Then we can work together to find answers to their health problems and speed up the healing process. I love my job and getting to help people! My doctors and coworkers are like my family. I would not think of working anywhere else.”
Tina Sharpe, X-ray technician at Fulton Medical Clinic, joined the clinic in 2001. A graduate of Biggersville High School, she received her radiologic technologist degree from Itawamba Community College.
“The best part of my job is getting to help people and being needed,” Sharpe said. “I have the best coworkers in the world and I feel blessed to be a part of such a wonderful organization.”
Anna A. Sparks, LPN, has worked at Iuka Medical Clinic since 2007. She is a graduate of Tishomingo County High School and attended Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville.
“The best part of my job is the team I work with,” Sparks said. “I work with one of the best clinic teams in north Mississippi, if not all of Mississippi. We are patient-oriented and everyone has a great work ethic. I cherish my patients. Helping others is the reason I come to work every day.”
Janie Brown, charge entry clerk at Pulmonary Consultants, has worked in various roles at Pulmonary Consultants since 2003, including medical records clerk, switchboard operator and appointment clerk. She is a graduate of Brookwood High School in Georgia.
“What I love most about my job is working with such a talented team that cares about each other as well as caring for our patients,” Brown said.