Okolona Resident Named To 2017 NMMC All Star Team
OKOLONA, Miss.— Tracy Wilburn of Okolona 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.
Wilburn is an admissions and discharge specialist for North Mississippi Neurosurgical Services. She joined the NMMC staff in 2000 as a unit coordinator on 4 South, where she worked for 12 years before transferring to the neurosurgery clinic.
She is a graduate of Okolona High School and is certified in CPR.
Wilburn was recognized for helping one patient who had locked her keys in her vehicle, and for walking another down to the first floor to help him find the office he was looking for. She also stopped one patient from stealing a wheelchair that belonged to Longtown Medical Park by explaining that other patients needed to be able to use wheelchairs there as well.
One patient needed to use the restroom but the light was not functioning. Wilburn held the door open so the patient could have some light, and then called facility operations to fix the light.
“The best part of my job is that I get to see the world from someone else’s standpoint,” she said. “It gives me the opportunity to appreciate the little things in life. You never know what someone is going through and my smile could make a difference for them. This has taught me to count my blessings and be grateful. In the 17 years that I’ve worked for NMMC, I’ve made friendships that will last a lifetime.”
Wilburn has three sons – Bryson, 14; Silas, 11; and Brayden, 9. She attends Chapel Grove East in Okolona.
For more information about NMMC’s Stars Online program, call (662) 377-3900 or 1-800-THE-DESK (1-800-843-3375).