Vivian Rogers Named Employee of the Month at NMMC
TUPELO, Miss.—North Mississippi Medical Center has named Vivian Rogers, DNP, NPC, CBN, nurse practitioner with the Bariatric Center, as its latest Employee of the Month.
Rogers joined NMMC in March 1997. A graduate of West Point High School, Rogers received an associate degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College in Fulton. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Alabama at Florence, and her master’s degree in nursing with honors from South University in Savannah, Ga. She completed the doctoral program in nursing practice at the University of South Alabama in Mobile and attained bariatric nurse certification through the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Rogers serves as program director for the NMMC Bariatric Center. Rogers also served in the United States Army for 15 years.
“The best part about my job is helping people improve their quality of life. I love to see patients return with this look of excitement, knowing that they have accomplished a goal they initially saw as impossible,” Rogers said. “I thank God for allowing me to work with such a great team and to be part of such a life changing practice and organization.”
“Vivian always has a smile on her face and an encouraging word to share with our patients, ensuring that they stay positive and focused throughout their weight loss journey,” a coworker wrote in her nomination.
“At times, our surgeons will perform bariatric operations on Thursdays, meaning the patients are discharged on Saturdays,” another coworker wrote. “Vivian takes time out of her Sunday (a day off for her) to call our patients at home to ensure they are meeting requirements to maintain oral hydration. This personal outreach maintains an open line of communication between our bariatric program and our patients and assures the patients that they have not been forgotten. They are thought of, even after business hours.”
Rogers attends the New Great St. Mark Outreach Ministries. Her and her husband Harvey are the parents of 27-year-old Alexis and 21-year-old Kaelin.