Pre-Admission Testing’s Lindsey Retires with 28 Years of Service
TUPELO - Jackie Lindsey of Pre-Admission Testing retired Dec. 31 after 28 years of service to North Mississippi Medical Center.
Lindsey graduated from Tupelo High School in 1973 and worked for 18 years as a secretary with M&W Supply Company. She joined the NMMC staff in September 1991 as a secretary in the Biomedical Department. When her son, Davis, started kindergarten, she began taking college prerequisites for nursing school. Taking advantage of NMMC’s tuition reimbursement program, she earned her associate degree in nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College in 1997.
She started her nursing career on 3 East with pulmonary patients and worked there for two years before transferring to Pre-Admission Testing, where she spent the rest of her career.
Lindsey says she will miss her patients and her coworkers. “Four of us have worked together since our kids were little,” she said. “Now they are all grown, in college and having children of their own. That’s how far back we all go.”
A Tupelo native, she lives in Saltillo with her husband, Billy, who retired two years ago. They attend First United Methodist Church in Saltillo.
Lindsey definitely looks forward to the slower pace of retirement. “We see 50 patients a day—it’s go, go, go all the time,” she said. “I’m ready to do some de-stressing and enjoy relaxing.” When the weather is warm, she particularly likes going out on their pontoon boat with Davis, his wife Kellye and their 3-year-old daughter, Caroline. “She’s the joy right there,” Lindsey says of her granddaughter.