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All Stars 2009

Angela Coggins

Nurse Educator / Infection Preventionist
Home Health and Hospice

Angela Coggins of Tupelo joined the NMMC staff in 1993 and previously served as an orthopedic floor nurse and in several positions with Home Health and Hospice, including branch manager. She was named an All Star in 2006 as well.

“What I love most about my job is the opportunities to improve the lives of my community through best practice, quality improvement initiatives and staff development,” Coggins said.


Naomi Crymble

Education Department

Naomi Crymble of Tupelo is a department secretary in Education at North Mississippi Medical Center. She has worked at NMMC for 13 years, having previously worked as a data entry clerk in Continuing Education. She was previously recognized as an All Star in 2004.

Crymble said the best part of her job is that no two days are alike. She said she also enjoys working with a great group of coworkers.


Beth Stone Frick


Education Department

Beth Stone Frick of Tupelo joined the NMMC Food and Nutrition Department in 1985 as a clinical dietitian for the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Hospice and Oncology. She later transitioned to the NMMC Wellness Center as a health education specialist before moving to the Education Department as education and training coordinator. She was named director of the Education Department in 2007.

“The best part of my job is the people I work with every day,” Frick said. “They are my NMMC family.”

Crystal George

Registered Nurse
Tupelo Home Health

Crystal George, RN, of Saltillo serves as a route nurse for NMMC Home Health. She joined NMMC in 1997. Before joining Home Health, she worked in Radiology, on the cardiology unit, and at Baldwyn Nursing Facility.

“Home Health provides me with a challenging atmosphere in which to use my nursing skills,” George said. “I meet patients of all ages and socioeconomic circumstances and take care of them in their own environment. I enjoy caring for them on a long term basis and seeing the positive, visible difference Home Health makes in their lives.”

Katie Hamilton

Physical Therapist Assistant

Acute Rehabilitation

Katie Hamilton of Tupelo has worked at NMMC since 2001. The Mooreville High School graduate attended Itawamba Community College in Fulton.

Hamilton says the best part of her job is “my coworkers and watching as patients return to an independent lifestyle.”


Mary Ann Hardin

Administrative Director
Patient Care Services, NMMC-Hamilton

Mary Ann Hardin of Brilliant, Alabama serves as administrative director of Patient Care Services. She joined NMMC-Hamilton in 1991 as an Intensive Care Unit charge nurse. She has also worked as a team leader and director in Home Health.

“What I love most about my job is the people I have the privilege of working with every day,” Hardin said. “I feel that health care is a calling and I am blessed to work with people who share the same view on serving others that I do. They will go out of their way to take care of their patients and each other. Best group ever!”

Chiri Hindman

Respiratory Therapist / Echo Sonographer
NMMC-West Point

Chiri Hindman of West Point joined the NMMC-West Point staff in 1993 and was licensed as a respiratory care practitioner in 1994. She completed training in cardiac ultrasound in 2002. She is certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Neonatal Advanced Life Support.

“What I love most is being part of my patient’s life and making a difference so he or she can live a more productive life,” Hindman said. “Caring for and loving my patients is the best part of my job.”

Tiffney T. Lockridge

Unit Coordinator/Nursing Assistant
3 South / Cardiology

Tiffney T. Lockridge joined the NMMC staff as a nursing assistant in 2006.

“I learn many different techniques and tests working with my co-workers,” Lockridge said. “I enjoy putting in doctors’ orders and learning the different doctors and their field of practice. I really enjoy learning different things and working here.”


Casey Moss

Respiratory Therapist
NMMC-West Point

Casey Moss of Houston joined the NMMC-West Point staff in 2008. She is certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Neonatal Advanced Life Support.

“What I love most about my job is helping others, whether patients or co-workers,” Moss said. “I am the one blessed for being a part of their lives.”


Deborah Roberts Pugh

Staff Writer

Deborah Roberts Pugh of Tupelo joined NMMC-West Point in August 1993 as community outreach coordinator. In February 1998 she transferred to the Marketing Department in Tupelo to work as a staff writer.

“I consider myself so blessed to be able to do what I truly love,” Pugh said. “I enjoy helping promote our educational programs and new technology. The best part of my job is interviewing patients who have overcome some very challenging ordeals and writing their stories of triumph to inspire others who find themselves in similar circumstances then or later down the road.”

Todd Shettles

Director of Emergency Medical Services
North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora

Todd Shettles of Houston is the director of Emergency Medical Services at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora. He worked at NMMC-Tupelo as an EMT/Paramedic from 1992-1996. Shettles transferred to NMMC-Eupora in 1996 as director of Emergency Medical Services and later became the safety officer and director of Security.

“The best part of my job is the opportunity to help others. It’s rewarding work to do whatever I can to help someone who is sick or injured,” Shettles said.

Shirley Wood

Medical Social Worker

Shirley Wood of Verona joined the NMMC staff in October 1987.

“What I love most about my job is the opportunity to help others and the fact that the people I work with provide so much support that it makes what I do so much easier,” Wood said.