North Mississippi Medical Clinics Select Sandra Atkinson Employee of the Month
TUPELO, Miss.—North Mississippi Medical Clinics recently named Sandra Atkinson as the March Employee of the Month.
Atkinson is a coding specialist with the Coding and Reimbursement Department. She originally joined North Mississippi Medical Clinics in September 1991 at IMA-Tupelo. She worked as medical transcriptionist supervisor from 1993-2010, when she transferred to Coding and Reimbursement.
A graduate of Mantachie High School, Atkinson earned an associate’s degree from Itawamba Community College. She is a Certified Professional Coder and Certified Professional Medical Auditor, and is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders.
She is married to Steve Atkinson and has one son, Josh, and grandsons, Isaiah and Logan.
Coworkers said Atkinson educates health care providers on changes and requirements for proper documentation, and always seeks ways to improve the work process. “Sandra has a very difficult job but handles it with grace and poise, and never seems to let her frustrations surface to the top,” a coworker wrote in her nomination.
“She always has a smile. You can even tell she is smiling over the phone,” wrote another coworker.
The Employee of the Month honor recognizes employees with exemplary job performance and customer service skills, as well as community involvement.