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All Stars 2013

Brenda Adams

Nursing Assistant/Ward Secretary
Behavioral Health

Brenda Adams joined the NMMC staff in 2002. The Randolph resident is a graduate of Collins High School. She then completed the nursing assistant program at Itawamba Community College in Tupelo.

“What I love most about my job is having the opportunity to care for others in their time of need,” Adams said. “Personally, I had the honor of caring for my parents in the last stages of their lives. I then realized the value of compassion in care as well as the authentic empathy it requires to be a caregiver. It brings me great joy and satisfaction to feel that I have such an impact on the lives of others. I truly believe that I have one of the most rewarding jobs in health care.”

Mitch Brasfield

System Specialist
Facility Operations
NMMC-Tupelo

Mitch Brasfield of Rienzi has worked at NMMC since 2004. He is a graduate of Thrasher High School.

“The best part of my job is the people—my coworkers and the customers,” Brasfield said. We would not be here without our customers, and I am so happy to be in a position where I can help others. I truly enjoy every interaction I have with each employee or customer.”

 

Dana Hutchinson

Admission/Discharge
Med Serve

Dana Hutchinson works as an admission/discharge specialist at Med Serve. She first joined NMMC in 2003 as a posting secretary in Surgical Services.

The Tupelo High School graduate attended Northeast Mississippi Community College and Mississippi State University.

“The thing I like best about my job is forming relationships—both with our patients and my coworkers,” Hutchinson said. “Earning the trust and respect of our patients is the reason we are here. I am proud to be part of a team which supports our mission statement not only with words but, more importantly, with our actions. I believe our team cares about each other and that we truly about those we serve—every patient, every time—every day."

Elizabeth Johnson

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
Rehabilitation Services
NMMC-Hamilton

Elizabeth Johnson joined NMMC-Hamilton in 2008. She is a Hodges, Ala., resident and a graduate of Hackleburg High School. She earned an associate’s degree and LPTA training at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Ala.

“What I love most about my job is making a difference in the lives of my patients,” Johnson said.

 


Jeannie H. Miller, CFNP

Nurse Practitioner
NMMC-Hamilton Emergency Department
and Nursing Home

Jeannie Miller of Hamilton, Ala., joined the North Mississippi Medical Center staff in 1987. She previously worked as head neurosurgery nurse at NMMC-Tupelo and as a nurse practitioner for North Mississippi Medical Clinics in Sulligent, Detroit and Hamilton, Ala. A graduate of Hickman County High School in Centerville, Tenn., she received her diploma in nursing in 1973.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in 1986 and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Huntsville in 1994. She is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.


“The best part of my job is patient care, encouraging them and showing them positive reinforcement when each have reached their potential,” she said. “What I love most about my job are my team members and the unselfish devotion and compassion that come from each one of them.”

Eddie Moye

Security Manager
NMMC-West Point

Eddie Moye of West Point joined the local hospital’s staff in 2000. He is a graduate of West Point High School and earned an associate’s degree in 1976 from Mary Holmes College. He also attended Mississippi State University and served for 20 years in the U.S. Army. He was a senior non-commissioned officer, last stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky. He was previously named as an All Star in 2011 and 2012.


Moye says what he loves most about his job is meeting unusual people.

 

Debra J. Reese

Phlebotomist/Clerk
Pathology Department
NMMC-West Point

Debra Reese of Prairie first joined the staff in 1975 as a ward clerk in nursing service at Ivy Memorial Hospital, the predecessor to NMMC-West Point. When the new hospital opened in 1985, she trained to receive her phlebotomy certification. She was previously named as an All Star in 2004.


“What I love most about my job is being able to really make a difference in the lives of people who I come into contact with on a daily basis,” Reese said. “I truly feel as if God puts us in certain places and allows certain people to cross our paths for a reason. If I can help someone or give them an encouraging word or just a simple smile, it makes my job worthwhile.”

Brenda Rolison, RN

Case Manager
Home Health

Brenda “Binky” Rolison of Ripley joined the NMMC Home Health staff in 2006. A graduate of Choctaw County High School in Butler, Ala., she attended Mississippi College in Clinton, Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville and Blue Mountain College in Blue Mountain. She earned her licensed practical nursing certification in 1972, her associate’s degree in nursing in 1982 and her master’s degree in education in 1987. She worked in risk management for another hospital from 2003-2006.


“The best part of my job is the one-on-one relationships that I have with my patients and the caregivers as a home care nurse,” she said.

Janice Walker

Inpatient Hospice CNA
NMMC-Tupelo

Janice Walker is a Tupelo resident and has been with NMMC for 20 years, working in Home Health the first 19 years before joining Inpatient Hospice in December 2012. She was previously named an All Star in 2005.

Walker is a graduate of Tupelo High School and says what she loves most about her job is “working with the patients, families and my colleagues. I truly love my job.”