Medicine Services

General Medicine (3 South)

3 South is a 30-bed General Medicine unit located on the third floor of NMMC-Tupelo.

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Meet the Nurse Manager: Megan Hastings, BSN, RN

Megan HastingsMegan knew she wanted to become a nurse from a young age when she experienced her grandfather’s battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Megan watched her grandmother care for him for many years and felt called to pursue a career in nursing as she often found herself caring for others. Megan joined the NMHS team in 2007 as a new graduate nurse on 6 South (General Medicine). After a few years, she transferred to the Medical ICU and then transitioned to her role as Nurse Manager for 3 South. When asked why she chose North Mississippi Medical Center, Megan says it was the strong connection she felt to our organization’s mission of continuously improving the health of the people of our region. “I wanted to be part of something great; something bigger. I never liked being average! Taking care of people who are truly our families and friends is more than just a job for me. It’s a commitment,” she said. Megan says one of her favorite parts of being a nurse manager is watching new team members grow throughout the years.

Megan lives in Belmont, Mississippi, with her husband, Matthew, and their four teen-aged children. Megan is a member of Golden Central Baptist Church and enjoys being involved in the church’s Ladies Ministry, camping, traveling and spending time with family.

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Oncology (4 Central)

4 Central is a 16-bed Oncology unit located on the fourth floor of NMMC-Tupelo.

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Meet the Nurse Manager: Theresa Jenkins, BSN, RN

Theresa JenkinsTheresa wanted to be a nurse because she has a passion for taking care of others. Theresa joined the NMHS team in 1992 on the Oncology Unit and has spent the past seven years serving as Nurse Manager for this unit. When asked why she chose North Mississippi Medical Center, Theresa said: “NMHS is an outstanding organization with many opportunities for growth. This organization’s mission and vision aligns with my own.”

Theresa and her husband, Michael, have five children and nine grandchildren. Theresa enjoys traveling (most recently to Hawaii!), camping, fishing and listening to music.

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COVID Unit (5 Central)

5 Central is a 16-bed unit, previously Stroke, that has now been transitioned to a COVID-19 Stepdown Unit to help NMMC-Tupelo care for patients during the pandemic.

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Meet the Nurse Manager (5 Central): Cera Bates, MSN, RN

Cera BatesCera decided to become a nurse in high school when her father was involved in a car accident and spent weeks in the CCU. Cera was moved by the nurses taking care of him and their family during some of their scariest moments. After this experience, Cera knew she wanted to be able to help people in the same way that these nurses helped her family. Cera joined the NMHS team in 2008, starting her career as a Staff Registered Nurse and transitioning to a Clinical Nurse Educator, then to her current role as Nurse Manager. Cera is proud of the opportunities for growth within our system.

Cera and her husband, Roy, have two children, Addie and Easton. They are expecting their third child very soon. Cera loves spending time with her family and friends and going to church.

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COVID Unit (5 West)

5 West is a 28-bed unit, previously Nephrology, that has now been transitioned to a COVID-19 Critical Care Unit to help NMMC-Tupelo care for patients during the pandemic.

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Meet the Nurse Manager (5 West): Beverly Russell, MSN, RN

Beverly RussellWhen Beverly was a child, she wanted to be anything except a nurse when she grew up. After battling leukemia, she realized that she wanted nothing more than to become a nurse. Beverly became a nurse because she wanted to give back to a profession that did so much for her and her family during her illness. Beverly joined the NMHS team in 2012. Beverly said North Mississippi Medical Center was the only choice for her. “I joined NMHS because it is known as being a top-notch organization. This is where my family would go to be treated and I wanted to be a part of that. This organization feels like home and is a community within itself. NMHS provides numerous opportunities for growth and helps to provide support and encouragement along the way,” Beverly said.

Beverly and her husband, Cody, have been married for eight years and have a Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Missy. Beverly loves the outdoors and her goal is to visit all 50 states.

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General Medicine (6 South)

6 South is a 50-bed General Medicine unit located on the sixth floor of NMMC-Tupelo.

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Meet the Nurse Manager: Katie Goff, BSN, RN 

Katie GoffKatie first worked as a secretary at an insurance company. She wanted to pursue another career, and her mother frequently suggested nursing. Katie embarked on the journey to become a nurse and never looked back. Katie began her nursing career as a Nursing Assistant and quickly became an LPN. After joining NMMC-Tupelo in 1982 as an LPN, she began working toward her goal of becoming a Registered Nurse. During her 39 years at NMMC-Tupelo, she has served as an RN, Charge Nurse, Hospitalist Nurse, Medical Intensive Care Nurse, and now as a Nurse Manager. At age 58, Katie completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing. “Nursing is and has been a huge part of my entire life and I can’t imagine ever doing anything else. I am very proud to represent such a great organization in our little part of the world that shares the same values as the ones instilled into me by my parents,” Katie said. “I absolutely love patient care, and the employees at NMMC are like family to me.”

Katie and her husband, Nathan, live in Mantachie, Mississippi. They have one daughter and three grandchildren. Katie says her main hobby is working because she loves it so much!

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