Published on September 22, 2017

Donna Blansett Named Employee of the Quarter at NMMC-Pontotoc

PONTOTOC, Miss.—Donna Blansett, RN, has been named Employee of the Quarter at North Mississippi Medical Center-Pontotoc.

Blansett joined NMMC in 1989 at age 18 as a secretary on 2 West. She also worked as a support secretary for Home Health before transferring to NMMC-Pontotoc in 2015.

She graduated high school at Bethlehem Christian School in Potts Camp. Blansett earned an associate degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College while working full-time as an EKG tech in the NMMC Heart and Vascular Institute in Tupelo.

“I love meeting new patients and getting to know them,” Blansett said. “I like making them feel special while they are in my care. I like that many of my patients are from here in Pontotoc, so I am actually meeting many members of my own community. I really enjoy my coworkers and appreciate our teamwork.”

“Donna provides excellent patient care,” a coworker noted in her nomination. “You can feel comfortable knowing the patients are well cared for at night when she is on duty. She demonstrates excellent judgment in her decisions for care.”

“Donna goes way beyond the call of duty,” another coworker wrote. “Not only is she an exceptional nurse, she pours her heart into caring for the patient’s personal needs.”

Blansett resides in Pontotoc and has two sons—Ryan, age 25, and Hunter, 23. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, fishing and home improvement projects.

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