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North Mississippi Medical Clinics

Employees of the Month

Past Employees of the Year and Employees of the Month:

201720162015 2014  • 2013 201220112010

 

Sheri Hill photoSheri Herring

September Employee of the Month

 

Herring serves as the posting supervisor at the Central Billing Office, where she has worked since 2002 in various roles. She is a graduate of Amory High School and recently obtained her certification through Epic in resolute professional billing.


“Sheri always puts everyone else first,” said a coworker who nominated Herring. “She goes out of her way to make sure everyone has what they need to do their job. She genuinely cares for everyone on her team.”


She and her husband, Loyd, have been married for five years. They attend Friendship Baptist Church in Aberdeen.


“The people I work with make my job what it is,” she said. “It’s a great place to work because the people around me are great.”

Taffi Bennett photoTaffi Bennett

August Employee of the Month


North Mississippi Medical Clinics recently named Taffi Bennett, CLPN at Kilmichael Family Medical Clinic, as the August Employee of the Month.

Bennett joined the clinic in 2016 after working for six years at Eupora Family Medical Clinic. She is a graduate of French Camp Academy and attended East Mississippi Community College, earning her CLPN certification in 2010.

“I really love seeing the patients in the town who are friends of our family,” she said.

Bennett was described by coworkers as a compassionate caregiver who is a great teammate.

“Taffi always has a smile on her face—not only to her coworkers but to everyone she meets,” one coworker wrote in her nomination. “She shows respect and treats everyone the way she wants to be treated. Taffi goes way beyond when showing compassion for her patients and coworkers. She gives 100 percent to make sure she has done all she can in helping with anything someone may need and is always looking for ways to improve customer service. Taffi is one of the best coworkers I have ever had the honor to work with.”

“Taffi has done a great job learning her new roles and responsibilities,” another coworker wrote. “She does not sit back and wait to be told what to do, but jumps right in to try new things or ask questions to help with progress. She is very organized and keeps things running smoothly. She is always proactive and looking for ways to improve.”

Bennett is married to Steven Bennett and they have two children—4-year-old son Cutler and 1-year-old daughter Rowyn. The family attends Poplar Creek Nations Baptist Church in Kilmichael.

The Employee of the Month honor recognizes employees with exemplary job performance and customer service skills, as well as community involvement.



Sherry Smiechewicz photoSherry Smiechewicz

July Employee of the Month


North Mississippi Medical Clinics recently named Sherry Smiechewicz as the July Employee of the Month.

Smiechewicz, medical technologist at IMA-Tupelo, joined the clinic in March 1993. She is a graduate of Shannon High School and attended the University of Mississippi. She remarked that “the people that I work with” are the favorite part of her job.

Smiechewicz was nominated for the excellent care and compassion she provides patients as well as her cooperative spirit and dedication to the clinic and her coworkers.

“Sherry provides top-notch customer service for our patients,” a coworker said in her nomination. “She is always kind and compassionate to the patients. Sherry is laser-focused on the patient and the laboratory testing the physician has ordered. She strives to achieve 100 percent satisfaction for the patient and the providers.”

“Sherry is a wonderful person to work with,” another coworker wrote. “She truly cares about each patient. She is willing to help them in any capacity. She not only cares about each patient at IMA, she also cares about each employee. She is a great coworker. She goes out of her way to help and also truly cares for each person and it shows.”

The Employee of the Month honor recognizes employees with exemplary job performance and customer service skills, as well as community involvement.



Deanna Sanders photoDeanna Sanders

June Employee of the Month


North Mississippi Medical Clinics recently named Deanna Sanders as the June Employee of the Month.

Sanders is a nurse practitioner at Verona Medical Clinic, where she has worked since 2015. She is an Amory High School graduate and attended Itawamba Community College before completing her nurse practitioner training at Mississippi University for Women.

“Deanna goes above and beyond when it comes to teamwork. She is always concerned about others’ needs and cares for all of her teammates,” a coworker wrote in her nomination.

“Deanna pays attention to every detail when it comes to patient care,” another coworker wrote. “The compassion she has for her patients and coworkers runs deeper than anyone would ever know.”

She and husband Paul have been married for 14 years. They have two children—Hallie, age 10, and 6-year-old Max. The family attends First United Methodist Church in Amory.

“What I love most about my job is taking care of all my patients,” Sanders said. “I really love all my coworkers, too.”

The Employee of the Month honor recognizes employees with exemplary job performance and customer service skills, as well as community involvement.

Lori Mills photo

Lori Mills

May Employee of the Month

 

Lori Mills is a radiologic technologist at Okolona Medical Clinic, where she has worked since 2001. She is a graduate of Hatley High School and received her radiologic technology degree from Itawamba Community College.


Bean works at Chickasaw Medical Clinic, where she has served since July 2016. She is a graduate of Amory High School and attended Itawamba Community College. She is a certified LPN and is a certified CPR instructor.


“Lori always shows compassion to each and every patient,” said a coworker who nominated Mills. “She is willing to go above and beyond for the needs of our patients. She helps out in other areas of the clinic when she can. Patients love her and she is a great asset to our team. She is one of the hardest workers I have ever known.”


She and her husband, Joey, have been married for 20 years and have one 13-year-old daughter, Chloe Brooke, and one 14-year-old son, Colby. They attend New Hope Church of Christ in Amory.
“I love laughing along with my patients as I am taking care of them,” Mills said.


Elizabeth Bean

Elizabeth Bean, LPN

March Employee of the Month

 

Elizabeth Bean works at Chickasaw Medical Clinic, where she has served since July 2016. She is a graduate of Amory High School and attended Itawamba Community College. She is a certified LPN and is a certified CPR instructor.


“Elizabeth always goes above and beyond to help her patients and coworkers,” said a coworker who nominated Bean. “She is an awesome team player and performs her duties with a smile.”


Bean says the best part of her job is being able to do what she loves and helping those who need it the most.


 

Kathy LuedtkeKathy Luedtke, RN

April Employee of the Month


Kathy Luedtke, RN, joined the Work Link staff five years ago. She graduated from Manistee Catholic Central High School in Manistee, Mich. She earned an associate degree in nursing in 1982 from Northwestern Community College in Traverse City, Mich., and a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
Coworkers who nominated Luedtke for the award cite her positive attitude, smile and willingness to help her team and her customers.


“The word around Work Link is if Kathy did it, it was done right,” one nomination states. “There is no question that her work ethics are above standard when working with patients, peers or clients from the industries.”


“From patient care to decorating for holidays or cleaning out the store room, Kathy is the first to jump in and help get the job done,” another nomination states. “And not just complete the job, but complete it with perfection!”


Luedtke says the best part of her job is her coworkers and patients. “What I love most about my job is training staff and industries in CPR and First Aid,” she adds.


She is married to Greg Luedtke and has three children—Kelsey Yeary (and son-in-law Justin), and Kimberly and Cade Luedtke. The family attends West Jackson Street Baptist Church in Tupelo.