n Vanessa Kennedy, office coordinator for Home Health Psychiatric Services/Utilization Review, has been named North Mississippi Medical Center's Employee of the Month for March.
Kennedy, who joined NMMC in 2005, is an Amory High School graduate. She received an associate's degree in office administration from Itawamba Community College and earned a bachelor's degree in office systems and technology from Mississippi State University.
The Amory resident said she enjoys the people she works with as well as her job.
amp"There are two things I love most about my job, the people and the variety,amp" Kennedy said. amp"The people are the best to work with-they are compassionate and loving at the office and out in the homes with their patients. I enjoy the variety of work as well. One minute I might be on the phone with a psychiatric nurse or patient, the next I might be doing chart audits, then later I might be working on an accreditation project.amp"
Kennedy was praised for her attitude and her job performance.
amp"Vanessa has a rare gift for anticipating the needs of others and going beyond that to exceed your expectations,amp" said Leslia Carter, director of NMMC's Home Health Agency. amp"What makes Vanessa so worthy of Employee of the Month is not only her skill and expertise, but the attitude with which she performs her duties. She is fully engaged and always looking for ways to improve not only her work but the lives of those she works with.
amp"I am very impressed by Vanessa's skills but I am even more impressed by her consistent attitude and manner,amp" a coworker said in her nomination.
Kennedy attends Bethel Apostolic Church in Amory, where she works with family ministries, children's ministry, college and career group and the decorating committee.