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Phil Hendricks, RT, ARRT, was recently selected as North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora’s Employee of the Year.
Hendricks graduated from Eupora High School in 1984. After 22 years of industrial plant work; he chose to pursue his lifelong dream. He earned an associate’s degree from Holmes Community College in 2008 and graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology in 2010. He started his new career as night technician the same year. He is registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and certified by the State Board of Health to practice as a Medical Radiation Technologist.
Hendricks was named Employee of the Quarter for July through September, 2011. The other Employees of the Quarter for NMMC–Eupora were Wendy Ray, Robin Mixon and Charity Silver.
“Phil is a hard worker with the desire to learn more,” a coworker wrote on his Employee of the Quarter nomination. “He displays exceptional teamwork skills and has built strong work relationships with other departments. His personality is fitting to the job; for he has a way of helping his patients feel comfortable. His friendliness, genuine care and concern are demonstrated with every patient.”
Hendricks says the best thing about his job is the patient contact and the opportunity to serve. He says it makes his day to put a smile on a patient’s face after giving encouraging words, in spite of their pain or illness.
Hendricks and son Philip, 15, live in the Springhill community. They enjoy hunting and fishing in their spare time.
Charity Silver, EMT Basic, was recently named North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora’s Employee of the Quarter.
Silver is a graduate of West Point High School. In 2009, she received a certificate for emergency medical technician from East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew. The same year, she started her EMS career with NMMC-Eupora. Upon receiving the EOQ she stated, “I love my job and the family atmosphere. We are all about teamwork and excellence in patient care.”
The nomination noted, “Charity is willing to do whatever asked. She has a strong work ethic and never complains. She strives for excellence in every act performed for her patients and their family. She is always first to volunteer to work a community event or teach a class. She enjoys her job and it shows.”
Silver and husband Ed have one daughter, Mallory, and three sons, Wes, Codie and Dillan. They live in the Mantee community.
Robin Mixon, administrative assistant, was recently selected as North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora’s Employee of the Quarter.
Mixon began employment at NMMC-Eupora in 2004 as a medical records clerk and then served as a back-up transcriptionist. She transferred to her current administrative position in July 2009. Mixon is a graduate of New Hope High School and attained a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in management from Mississippi University for Women.
Mixon’s nomination noted "No matter how busy Robin may be, she stops and takes care of her customer needs, always, with a smile. Her kind, sweet spirit and positive attitude are what make her so special. She spearheaded our Angel Tree project and personally shopped, wrapped and delivered gifts to make sure no one was left out. She has such a caring heart."
Mixon and husband Kimmy have three children, son William, 14; daughter Madeline, 13; and son Clayton, 11. They reside in Eupora and are actively involved in their church and community.
Wendy Ray, medical technologist, was recently named the Employee of the Quarter at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora.
Ray joined NMMC-Tupelo's Pathology Department as a medical lab technician in 2002 and the same year transferred to Eupora where she continues to serve as a medical technologist.
The nomination noted “Wendy is highly conscientious in her job and compassionate with each patient. She has an attitude that’s applaudable and a willingness to always help. She is task oriented and always works with a smile.”
Wendy and husband Louis are active residents of the Duck Hill community. They have a 4-year-old daughter, Katie Grace.
Terri Hollis, RN in the Emergency Department was named North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora’s Employee of the Quarter.
Hollis, who has 20-plus years tenure started as an LPN and upgraded to staff RN in 1995. She transferred from the Acute Care Unit to the Emergency Department in 2006, where she has proven her excellence in patient care and teamwork.
In her nomination, it was noted that “Terri is the first person listed on patient satisfaction surveys for the compassionate care she gives. She is truly a team player, always jolly and maintains a positive attitude.”
Terri and husband Jackie live in Calhoun City and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.
Barry Dendy of North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora's Emergency Medical Services was selected Employee of the Quarter for January through March of 2010.
Dendy, an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, was praised for his willingness to always help out. "Barry is always the first to step up to help," said Todd Shettles, director of NMMC-Eupora's Emergency Medical Services. "Barry is one of the hardest workers I know. His best quality is his care and compassion for others."