NMMC Names Waldrop to Leadership Role
TUPELO, Miss – North Mississippi Medical Center recently named Lee Waldrop, RN, as assistant director of the Patient Logistics Center.
A 1982 graduate of Mississippi State University in Starkville, Waldrop received her bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics. She then earned her associate degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College in 1991. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in nursing from Walden University.
Waldrop joined the NMMC staff in 1992 as a staff nurse and later worked as a charge nurse, nurse educator and performance improvement coordinator in the Emergency Department. She went on to work as the director of physician services and hospital development coordinator for Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency for 15 years. She rejoined the NMMC staff in 2017 and assumed the role of trauma program manager.
A Tupelo native, Waldrop now resides in New Albany, where she is involved in numerous church and community activities. She is a member of First United Methodist Church in New Albany and serves on the church’s Building Committee and Administrative Council, and is a youth leader and Embrace leader. She is married to Scott Waldrop and has two sons—John and Jimbo; daughter-in-law, Anna Claire; and daughter, Mary Scott.
Patient Logistics Center dispatchers dispatch ambulances, CareFlight medical helicopter, the Critical Care Transport Unit and wheelchair vans. Registered nurses with the Patient Logistics Center get patients accepted or transferred to NMMC by connecting the providers involved via a recorded phone line. Bed Controllers/Schedulers with the Patient Logistics Center place patients in appropriate room assignments according to their provider’s orders, level of care required, specific diagnosis and each patient’s needs.