Published on January 26, 2022

Shana Kidd Named NMMC-Pontotoc Employee of the Year

Shana KiddPONTOTOC, Miss.—Shana Kidd, BSN, RN, clinical outcomes coordinator, has been named Employee of the Year at North Mississippi Medical Center-Pontotoc.

Kidd joined NMMC-Pontotoc in 2005. She earned an associate degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College and earned her bachelor’s degree from the Mississippi University for Women. Kidd is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Kidd was named NMMC-Pontotoc Employee of the Quarter in April 2021. When asked what she loved most about her job, Kidd said “promoting a safe environment for the patients we serve and striving for better patient outcomes.”

In nominating Kidd, colleagues praised her as a compassionate and competent caregiver and teammate.

“Shana displays a great deal of understanding of her role and shares her knowledge with her peers,” one co-worker wrote. “When she is assisting with a process, she takes the time to adequately explain the reasoning behind the process or change needed.  Shana manages her time wisely and never seems to waste a second during the day.”

“Shana always places patient care first in her approach to her job,” another co-worker wrote. “Her desire for high quality care drives her as a nurse leader, which can be seen in her work.  She constantly looks for ways to improve patient care, which leads to more positive outcomes in the hospital and long-term care settings.”

Kidd and her husband Jeremy have three children—14-year-old Cayden; 12-year-old Callie; and Carson, 5. The family resides in Pontotoc and attends Longview Baptist Church. In her spare time, Kidd enjoys yard work, crafts and spending time with her children.

The Employee of the Quarter is selected through a vote by their peers at NMMC-Pontotoc and a review of overall work performance and behaviors. The recognition reflects the excellence in quality of services demonstrated by the NMMC-Pontotoc team. The Employee of the Year is chosen from those named Employee of the Quarter.

Clinical data analyst Kimberly Dowdy and Emergency Services patient access specialist Sandra Dill also were honored as Employees of the Quarter in 2021. 

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