North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point recently selected Tamara Ivy, RN, of Same Day Surgery/Outpatient Services, as the Employee of the Quarter.
Ivy joined the NMMC staff in 1981 as a licensed practical nurse. She also had experience working as a medical-surgical charge nurse, relief supervisor and ICU nurse before transferring to her current position.
After graduating from West Point High School, she earned her licensed practical nursing certification in 1980. She earned an associate’s degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus and a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. In 2012, she received a master’s degree in health care administration and education from the University of Phoenix.
Ivy is certified as a legal nurse, in tuberculosis skin testing and as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support instructor. She has served as a lead investigator pertaining to breast cancer.
She was commended for using all the patient resources wisely and participating in Surgery Committee meetings to assist in patient improvements.
Ivy assists with community health activities, has organized health seminars and fairs, provided breast health classes for the community, served as a reading buddy with West Point Schools’ Bright Horizons program and as a nurse mentor for Mississippi University for Women nursing students.
She is married to Charles Ivy and is a member of Mount Hermon MB Church in West Point, where she serves as a deaconess, parish nurse and assists in the youth ministry.