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Employee of the Year 2014
Kitti Parman, RN, works at the Diabetes Treatment Center. She joined the clinic system in 1999 at IMA-Tupelo, and transferred to her current role in 2000. Parman attended nursing school at Virginia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in Lynchburg, Va. She has been a certified diabetes educator since 1997. She was the Employee of the Month in October.
She and her husband, Bro. Ben Parman, have been married for 43 years and have three children and three grandchildren. They are members of Gaston Baptist Church, where she teaches Sunday School and is in the choir. Parman also leads a diabetes support group in Booneville.
“Kitti endlessly demonstrates excellence and safety,”said a coworker who nominated Parman. “She has a true passion to make a difference. She has a drive to improve the lives of the people in our region with diabetes. I look up to her as a leader, friend and wonderful colleague who cares about her patients and will do anything she can to help."
Parman says her favorite part of her job is encouraging patients to live a healthy lifestyle with diabetes.
Tessia Jones serves as office coordinator for the Diabetes Treatment Center. She joined NMHS in 1999 as a unit coordinator on 4 West, and in 2005 she transferred to neurosurgery as an admission/discharge specialist. She joined DTC in 2013. Jones is a graduate of Wheeler High School.
“Tessia is a great part of our team,” said a coworker who nominated Jones. “She makes our work day and the patients’ visits flow better with her hard work, smile and willingness. She demonstrates her complete dedication to patient care every day with her unwavering work ethic, warm smile and kind word to all. She is without a doubt one of the hardest working women that I have had the pleasure to work with and meet.”
Jones says her favorite part of her job is patient interaction and her coworkers.
She and her husband, Jason, have been married for 16 years and have two daughters, 15-year-old Kaylee and 10-year-old Karman. They are members of Casey Creek Baptist Church, where she helps with Team Kid.
Dena Hopkins works in admission/discharge at Fulton Medical Clinic, where she has served since 2012. She joined Tupelo Service Finance in 2007, and worked on 4 West before transferring to Fulton Medical Clinic.
She is a graduate of Mooreville High School and attended Itawamba Community College in Fulton.
“Dena is a team player,” said a coworker who nominated Hopkins. “She always shows respect to her team and to her patients. You can always count on her to do things right. We are very fortunate to have her on our team.”
Hopkins says the best part of her job is the patients. “I really enjoy taking care of our patients. I have the best work family,” she said.
She and her husband, Maverick, have been married for seven years and have a 2-year-old child, Rylee.
Daphne Davis is an admissions/discharge specialist at The Women’s Group-West Point, where she has served since October 1999. She is a graduate of West Point High School, and attended Mary Holmes Community College and Jackson State University, where she earned a degree in business management.
She has two children – Eric and William, and she is engaged to the Rev. Joe Smith Jr. She is a member of Mt. Hermon M.B. Church in West Point, where she sings in the choir, serves on the praise and worship team and is a youth counselor. She is also active in the church Women’s Mission.
“Daphne is a pleasure to work with and goes above the call of duty,” said a coworker who nominated Davis. “Patients and staff can trust her to do the right thing. Our patients receive the best care because of her thoroughness. She is always willing to jump in and help wherever needed. You can always count on her!”
Davis says her favorite part of her job is working with her patients and getting to meet new people.
Kim McKinney is a CLPN at Booneville Medical Clinic. She joined North Mississippi Medical Center in 1986 as a nurse at the Women’s Hospital. After a brief stint in the Education Department, she transferred to Cardiology to work in nursing until 1995. She then worked at Med Serve for a year, and in 1996 became one of the first employees at Booneville Medical Clinic.
She is a graduate of Northeast Mississippi Community College, and received her CLPN license while working at the hospital.
“Kim is loving, compassionate and always willing to help others,” said a coworker who nominated McKinney.” She has a great heart and always puts others first. We are blessed to have her as part of our clinic family.”
McKinney says she enjoys every aspect of her job. “I love treating people like I would want my family to be treated,” she said. “I try to do my best every day.”
She and her husband, Harold, have been married for 39 years, and have two children – Nikki Foster and the late Jason McKinney. She is a member of Wheeler Church of God.
Ginger Towery serves as a medical assistant at Pulmonary Consultants. She joined North Mississippi Medical Center in 1996, where she worked in the Emergency Room and Ambulance Services. After nine years she transferred to Pulmonary Consultants. She is a graduate of Smithville High School and received her associate’s degree from Itawamba Community College.
“Patient care is always first for her and she loves to put a smile on our patients’ faces,” said a coworker who nominated Towery. “She always has a contagious smile on her face, and she brings a positive attitude to work every day. She never hesitates to take on a responsibility, especially when she can help others. She always goes the extra mile.”
Towery says her favorite part of her job is taking care of people. “I love interacting with my patients and being able to give them love and compassion.”
She has one daughter, 8-year-old Alyssa Towery. They attend Smithville Baptist Church, where Ginger teaches Bible drills.
Sherry Lindley serves as the clinical automation and efficiency coordinator in the NMMCI Best Practices and Innovations Department. Sherry joined North Mississippi Medical Center in 2007 as a RN in the Emergency Department, and after a year transferred to the Family Medicine Residency Center as nursing supervisor. She is a graduate of Wheeler High School and received her associate’s degree in nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus.
“Sherry embraces every opportunity to impact the lives of our patients and has passion for improving health outcomes,” said a coworker who nominated Lindley. “Sherry encompasses the qualities that I would seek in others. She is a Godly woman, kind, understanding, compassionate, forgiving and trustworthy, just to name a few. It is a true delight to work alongside her.”
Lindley says her favorite part of her job is helping employees who work in direct patient care. “I love working with employees throughout the organization on a daily basis to help improve processes,” she said. “I want to help them be able to provide the best patient care possible.”
She and her husband, Chris, have been married for 22 years and have two children – Grant and Cristyn. The family attends Church of the Crossroads in Corinth.
Amanda Honnoll serves as the office manager for IMA-West Point. When she received this award, she was working as admission/discharge team leader at Lowndes Medical Clinic, where she had worked since 2004. She is a graduate of Sulligent High School in Alabama.
“Amanda always puts the patients first,” said a coworker who nominated Honnoll. “She is kind and shows compassion to all patients and coworkers. She always wears a smile and will do whatever is asked of her. We are very blessed to have Amanda at our clinic and even more blessed to have her as a friend.”
Honnoll says her favorite part of her job is being able to help the patients.
She and her husband, Marcus, have been married for 15 years and have three sons. They are members of McBee Baptist Church in Columbus, where Amanda teaches the GA classes.
Angie Tunnell serves as office manager for Chickasaw Medical Clinic, where she has worked since 1993. She is a graduate of Houston High School.
"Angie goes above and beyond, and always with a smile," said a coworker who nominated Tunnell. "She shows so much compassion from laughing with our patients to crying with them. She is willing to do whatever it takes to take care of our patients."
Tunnell says her favorite part of her job is helping her patients. "My staff is like family to me," she says. "I love working with them every day."
She and her husband, Terry, have been married for 28 years. They have two children - Lance, who is married to Emily, and Lindsey. Tunnell is actively involved in Relay for Life.
Sarah Hammock works in the Best Practices and Innovations Department, where she has served since 2012. She joined the health system in 2004 in North Mississippi Medical Center Home Health, where she worked until she transferred to the clinic.
She is a graduate of Belmont High School. She received her associate’s degree in nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus.
“Sarah’s love and compassion for her patients is evident from the moment you meet her,” said a coworker who nominated Hammock. “She embodies the principles of servant leadership, and her gentle demeanor and smile quickly help establish rapport with patients and fellow coworkers.”
Hammock says her favorite part of her job is being able to have a relationship with the patients.
She and her husband, Kelvin, have two children – 16-year-old Haley and 8-year-old Brady. She and her family attend Forest Grove Baptist Church in Tishomingo, where she plays the piano and is a youth leader.
Suzanne Long works in the Central Billing Office, where she has served since 1993. She joined our health system in 1989 in the North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo Business Services department, where she worked until she transferred to the clinic. She is a graduate of Tupelo High School and received her associate’s degree in business from Itawamba Community College.
“Suzanne is committed to doing the right thing in every situation,” said a coworker who nominated Long. “She is so nice and pleasant to work with. She is the kind of model employee that supervisors and managers wish all employees could strive to be.”
Long says her favorite part of her job is the people she works with and the clients she serves. “I love all of my coworkers,” she said. “I really enjoy working with all of the clinics and assisting the employees any way I can.”
She and her husband, Larry, have two children – 16-year-old Clayton and 10-year-old Lauren. She and her family attend East Main Church of Christ in Tupelo, where she teaches Sunday School.