Published on April 18, 2022

NMMC Names Roper as Star of the Month

Lisa RoperTUPELO, Mississippi—Case manager Lisa Roper, RN, has been selected by peers as North Mississippi Medical Center’s most recent Star of the Month.

“Lisa is an exceptional employee and coworker,” her nomination reads. “Lisa embodies what a patient advocate should be.”

Roper was cited for her hard work to secure placement at a specialized rehabilitation center for a young patient. “Lisa challenged the insurance company when many would have given up because of the ever increasing and demanding workload placed upon us and because of the daily obstacles presented by the insurance company,” her coworker wrote. “As a result of her efforts, months and months later, that young man is now at home with his family versus being in a nursing home facility. At the time, the patient was not able to wash his face. He is now making efforts at walking and is able to perform some of his activities of daily living. He may have never received the specialized rehabilitation offered at this out-of-state facility without Lisa. This was life changing for this young man and his family because of his advocate!”

Roper, who lives in Plantersville, has been on staff at NMMC for 19 years, the last six in the Case Management Department. She earned her associate degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College in 2010 and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in 2016.

NMMC’s Star of the Month is selected by a team of employees.

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