Published on November 08, 2017

Hamilton Resident Named to 2017 NMMC All Star Team

HAMILTON, Ala.—Ashton Hamner, RPSGT/Lead Sleep Technologist at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo’s Sleep Disorders Center, has been named to NMMC’s All Star Team for 2017.

Hamner 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.

Hamner, who lives in Hamilton, joined the NMMC Sleep Disorders Center in May 2012. A 2008 graduate of Hamilton High School, Hamner attended Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Ala. In 2012, she graduated from the University of North Alabama in Florence with a degree in polysomnography.

Hamner is a board-registered polysomnographic technologist and will graduate in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration from Colombia Southern University in Orange Beach, Ala.

Hamner was recognized for helping a patient find a company that would take her insurance and get her CPAP device as soon as possible. The patient lived hours away and Hamner helped her get set up before going home, which saved her the time and expense of driving back to Tupelo later.

She was also nominated for helping a patient who did not have insurance find an affordable CPAP device. She spent a great deal of time on the phone, calling numerous companies to find the best price. Once she found the best option, she got the CPAP device from the company and personally delivered it to the patient.

“The best part of my job is definitely my coworkers in the Sleep Disorders Center,” Hamner said. “I am blessed to work with a group of people who display an extraordinary amount of teamwork, compassion, and genuine care and concern for our patients and their family members.”

She has a daughter named Lennox and is a member of First Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ala. Hamner also serves as a chairperson for NMMC’s Sleep Disorders Center Committee.

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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