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Nursing Excellence Awards

RN Excellence

Marie McCarley earned an associate’s degree in nursing in 1990 in Baltimore, Md., and joined the NMMC staff 10 years ago. She works as a registered nurse in Labor and Delivery at Women’s Hospital.

 

 


Excellence in Community Service

Kim Wright joined NMMC as a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit in 1995. She worked as a hospitalist nurse and in the Rapid Admit Unit before being named trauma program manager in 2011. She received her associate’s degree in nursing from Northwest Community College in Phil Campbell, Ala., and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Alabama.

 

 

Rookie Excellence

Macey Murphy joined the NMMC staff in 2012 as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department. She earned an associate’s degree in nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College and is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support.

 

 

Excellence in Mentorship

Stephanie Gunter has been employed at NMMC for six years and works as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department. She previously worked in NMMC’s float pool, serving wherever needed. Gunter earned an associate’s degree in nursing at Itawamba Community College in Fulton.

 


Excellence in Education

Jim Spruiell has been an NMMC employee for 21 years and serves as a care flight registered nurse. He holds an associate’s degree in nursing and a paramedic certification.

 

 


Excellence in Non-Traditional Nursing

Semmie Wicker joined the NMMC staff 22 years ago and serves as director of Home Health’s wound program. Wicker earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus in 1982. She is also a Wound and Ostomy Continence Nurse.

 

 

Clinical Practice Excellence

Becky Turner joined NMMC five years ago as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit charge nurse. She now serves as a nursing supervisor.

 

 

Nurse Manager Excellence

Cheryl Russell has served at NMMC for 30 years in many positions, including eight years as a registered nurse in the NICU/Nursery and on 2 West briefly. She was the nurse manager in the NICU/Nursery before being named nursing director of Women and Children’s Services. Russell earned a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Memphis after earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women.

 

Advanced Practice Excellence

Wanda Porter earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master’s degree in nursing from Alcorn State University. She is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nursing Credentialing Center. She joined the NMMC staff in 2009 and works in Labor and Delivery at Women’s Hospital.

 

 

Nursing Technician Excellence

Evie Sha Crayton has been employed by NMMC for 15 years and works as a surgical technician at Women’s Hospital.

 

 

 

Unit Coordinator Excellence

Kymber Bradley has been employed at NMMC for five years and currently serves as the unit coordinator for Labor and Delivery.

 

 

Nursing Assistant Excellence

Jerry Jones, a certified nursing assistant on 6 South, has been employed by NMMC for five years. He is a graduate of Aberdeen High School.

 

 

CLPN/LPN Excellence

Elisabeth Honeycutt has been employed by NMMC for six years and currently serves in the resource pool. Honeycutt received her CLPN certificate from Northwest Mississippi Community College.