Published on November 08, 2017

Guntown Resident Named to 2017 NMMC All Star Team

IUKA, Miss.— Shonnie Wright of Guntown, who works at North Mississippi Medical Center-Iuka, has been named to North Mississippi Medical Center’s All Star Team for 2017.

She was recognized by NMMC’s Stars Online program for outstanding performance throughout the year. NMMC launched the Stars Online program in 1999 to recognize employees who exhibit extraordinary care and concern for their patients, customers and coworkers. The All Stars were honored at a banquet Nov. 3.

Shonnie Wright is a respiratory therapist at NMMC-Iuka. She joined the NMMC staff in 2003 as a respiratory therapist in Tupelo, and she transferred to NMMC-Iuka in 2012.

She is a graduate of Burnsville High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in cardiorespiratory care sciences in 1996 from Tennessee State University in Nashville. She is a member of the American Association of Respiratory Care.

Wright was nominated for helping clean rooms in the Emergency Department after a mock code green. On another occasion, she helped clean up after a patient who had gotten sick.

One day the Emergency Department was very busy and the nurses were tied up with critical patients. Wright helped clean and stock rooms and assisted discharged patients with getting to their cards. “Lives were saved and patient satisfaction was at an all-time high thanks to the amazing leadership, teamwork and courtesy exemplified by Shonnie,” said a coworker who nominated her.

Wright said her favorite part of her job is working with all types of people. “As a respiratory therapist, I see people of all ages and backgrounds,” she said. “I really enjoy doing a job that makes them feel better. It’s a great feeling when a patient tells me that they can breathe better.”

She is the daughter of Tommy and Wanda Wright. Her uncle is Thurman Glover and her brother is Shane Wright.

For more information about NMMC’s Stars Online program, call (662) 377-3900 or 1-800- THE-DESK (1-800-843-3375).

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