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Past Employees of the Year and Employees of the Month:
November Employee of the Month
Denise Fava, CFNP, is a nurse practitioner at Barnes Crossing Medical Clinic, where she has worked since May 2014. She previously worked as a registered nurse in the NICU at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital.
She is a graduate of Pontotoc High School and received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Mississippi. She received her master’s degree in nursing and nurse practitioner training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
“I love helping my patients feel better,” she said. “I love seeing the children who come into the clinic and helping them get better.”
Coworkers who nominated Fava said she is always smiling, very dependable and a wonderful provider.“She is always kind, generous and sympathetic to patients and coworkers,” her nomination stated. “Her patients love her and we do too. She makes a big difference at our clinic.”
She and her husband, Shelby, have been married for three years and are expecting a baby boy in May.
October Employee of the Month
Terry Miller, CFNP, is a nurse practitioner at West Tupelo Medical Clinic, where he has worked since October 2016. He joined North Mississippi Medical Center in 1984 as a respiratory therapist, and has also worked at Barnes Crossing Medical Clinic. He also serves as an exercise instructor at the NMMC Wellness Center. He attended Delta State University, where he received his master’s degree in nursing. He completed his doctorate in nursing at the University of North Alabama. He and his wife, Christie, attend Auburn Baptist Church.
“Terry is not one to talk about how we should treat others, but he shows his teammates by his actions,” said a coworker who nominated Miller. “He is always looking out for others, and patients are his No. 1 priority. He is an inspiration and mentor to anyone in health care.”
Miller said the best part of his job is serving others. “God allows me to be used as His instrument in caring for patients,” Miller said.
September Employee of the Month
Angie Brown, RN, is a nurse at Okolona Medical Clinic, where she has worked since 1993. She received her associate degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College. She also has an associate degree in secretarial technology. She and her husband, Greg, have one daughter, Alex, who is 20.
“The best part of my job is caring for my patients who are like my family,” she said. “I enjoy taking care of patients’ needs but also the needs of their family members. I also love my work family. They are all wonderful people and dedicated to their job and to our patients.”
Coworkers who nominated Brown said she is kind, compassionate and a great team player.
“She is a wonderful nurse, coworker and friend,” her nomination stated. “She takes the time to make a personal connection with each patient. She is always smiling and courteous, and always goes above and beyond to meet the needs of our patients.”
Many of Brown’s patients call her their “angel” because of her persistence in encouraging them to get their screening mammograms. “She has saved some from a catastrophic diagnosis,” her nomination read.
August Employee of the Month
Sabrina England, RRT, is a medical assistant at Verona Medical Clinic. She has worked at the clinic for more than eight years, joining the clinic system in 2015. She is a graduate of Booneville High School, and received her associate degree in respiratory therapy from Montana State University College of Technology. She said the best part of her job is that she gets to work with her family.
“Sabrina demonstrates exceptional teamwork by jumping in to help in any area that is needed," said a coworker who nominated England. "She treats every patient with respect and always provides service with a smile.She provides such a high level of personalized care, and it is to be admired by anyone who works in health care.”
July Employee of the Month
Adams serves as clinical team leader in the lab at Lowndes Medical Clinic, where she has worked since 2002. She is a graduate of Oak Hill Academy in West Point, and she received a bachelor’s degree in medical technology from Mississippi State University in Starkville.
“Robbye has great knowledge of her profession,” said a coworker who nominated her. “She is dependable, a hard worker and the most caring and compassionate person I know. She will help out wherever needed with a smile on her face.”
Adams says her favorite part of her job is helping others, including her patients, coworkers, family and friends. She is an active member of Vibrant Church in Columbus.
June Employee of the Month
Gray serves as population health manager for the clinic system, where she has worked since 2014. She joined North Mississippi Medical Center in 2005 in Home Health.
She is a graduate of New Site High School. She received her associate degree in nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women.
“Tina always has a positive and uplifting attitude,” says a coworker who nominated Gray. “She leads by example and always has the best interest of our patients and staff in mind. She treats every patient as if they were her own family.”
Gray says her favorite part of her job is seeing her patients succeed. She and her husband, Wesley, have been married for 16 years and have two daughters – Reily and Macy Kate. She attends New Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church in Cairo, where she helps with the youth.
May Employee of the Month
Dancy serves as a CLPN at West Tupelo Medical Clinic, where she has worked since April 2015. She is a graduate of Tupelo High School and Itawamba Community College.
“Sadaria always has a smile on her face, and is willing to help,” said a coworker who nominated Dancy. “She is devoted to her patients and making sure they are taken care of at all times. She is a great example of a role model in and outside of work.”
Dancy says her favorite parts of her job are her patients and coworkers. “They make the day easier as we laugh, smile and help our patients feel better,” Dancy said.
She is a member of Shammah Church of God in Christ in Tupelo, where she sings in the choir.
April Employee of the Month
Triplett is a medical technologist at Baldwyn Medical Clinic. She joined North Mississippi Medical Center-Pontotoc in 1993. In 2001 she transferred to Med Serve in Tupelo, and then into her current role in 2008. She is a graduate of Shannon High School and attended Northeast Mississippi Community College. She received her medical technology degree from the University of Mississippi.
“Carolyn is willing to help in any area when needed,” said a coworker who nominated Triplett. “She consistently goes above and beyond in her job performance. She helps out other departments, and makes sure patients have everything they need.”
Triplett says her favorite part of her job is caring for her patients and working with her team at Baldwyn Medical Clinic.
She and her husband, Terry, have been married for 45 years. She has two daughters, three granddaughters and another granddaughter on the way. She attends Ozark Baptist Church, where she sings in the choir and teaches 10th-12th grade girls’ Sunday School.
March Employee of the Month
Jackson is a phlebotomist at IMA-Tupelo. She joined North Mississippi Medical Center in the phlebotomy department in 2001, and transferred to IMA in 2007. She is a graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School. She attended Itawamba Community College and received her bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University.
“Pam is so cheerful and upbeat, and always an encourager to coworkers and patients,” said a coworker who nominated Jackson. “She has a servant’s heart. She thinks about how the patient, family member or co-worker might feel in different situations. She has an infectious smile and a joyous countenance.”
Jackson says her favorite part of her job is the people she gets to work with. “I love my patients and my coworkers, and I love to work with the students who come through for clinicals,” she said. “I love being a servant to others.”
She has two sons and one grandson. She attends Ekklesia Ministries in Corinth, where she serves as an usher and greeter.
February Employee of the Month
Glenn serves as office manager at Saltillo Medical Clinic. She has served in that role since September 2002. She is a graduate of Baldwyn High School, and attends Baldwyn First Baptist Church, where she is involved with the apartment ministry. She and her husband, Don, have been married for 36 years and have two children – Carlee, 20, and Cole, 27, who is married to Jamie.
“Shelley is always available when needed and always treats everyone the same," said a coworker sho nominated Glenn. "She is always willing to help and does so with a smile. She has a very warm, welcoming personality and she goes above and beyond to make sure our patients’ needs are met.”