TUPELO, Miss. (Press Release) — Mary Murphree, inpatient coder in Health Information Services, was named Employee of the Month for May at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Murphree has been with NMMC since 1988. She graduated from Mooreville High School. After two years at then Itawamba Junior College in Fulton, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management from University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Murphree became a registered record administrator in 1984 and earned her certification as a coding
Murphree was cited for her coding expertise and willingness to help others.
“Mary is a great asset to this department,” one coworker wrote in her nomination. “She is extremely knowledgeable and is always willing to teach.”
“Mary is such a valuable resource to have because of her knowledge and expertise in the area of coding,” a coder at NMMC-West Point wrote. “As a coder in an affiliate hospital, it is so helpful to have someone like Mary that I can always rely on when I need guidance or a second opinion on a difficult chart. Mary is always friendly and willing to assist in any way.”
Murphree lives in Mooreville and attends Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
“NMMC fosters an environment of community, family, faith and mission,” Murphree said. “I love that I can do a job that interests me and allows me to work with great people to offer a vital service to the community. I love that my job allows me to use my Christian beliefs to help others.”