Published on May 13, 2022

Remmers Wins NMMC’s Advanced Practice Excellence Award

Kim RemmersRemmers accepts awardTUPELO, Mississippi—North Mississippi Medical Center recently presented Kimberly Remmers, CRNA, with the Advanced Practice Excellence Award during National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

Remmers is a certified registered nurse anesthetist with Surgical Services. She joined the NMMC staff in 1992 and worked as a registered nurse in the Critical Care Unit before assuming her current role.

Among other accolades, Remmers was cited for successfully implementing a COVID-19 testing site for patients scheduled for surgery. “Patients needed to feel safe, and our staff needed to be protected. Kim networked with laboratory staff and clinics to assure smooth transitions,” a coworker wrote in her nomination. “Kim met patients and providers early in the morning and on weekends to get them tested to make sure the surgery scheduled flowed as well as possible while preventing patients from making another trip to Tupelo. She made many after-hours calls to patients informing them that they are COVID positive so that they would not come for a procedure the next day. She spent many hours in phone conversations assuring patients when they get this news at a very scary time. When infusions became a life-saving measure, Kim started facilitating these infusions for patients that were found to be positive.”

“Kim has worked hard over the years at NMMC, furthered her education and advanced into a confident and professional person who is committed to providing safe, quality patient care as well as a healthy work environment for others,” wrote another. “I am so proud of Kim and her accomplishments over the years, and I am truly blessed to know her.”

A 1988 graduate of Tupelo High School, Remmers earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in 1992 and her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2000. She earned a master’s degree and completed CRNA training at the University of Tennessee-Memphis in 2002. She is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support and as a Critical Care Registered Nurse.

She attends West Jackson Street Baptist Church, where she is involved with the women’s, kitchen and prayer ministries.

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