Shane Spees, CEO of North Mississippi Health Services, discusses "What connected feels like."
Why We Exist
To continuously improve the health of the people of our region.
What We Want To Be
The provider of the best patient- and family-centered care and health services in America.
Vision and Innovation
Vision and innovation are woven into the very fabric of our organizational culture. The Mission, Vision and Organizational Values are the evolutionary result of an organization created by people of vision in this community in the early 1930s. NMMC and its leadership are dedicated to continuing that tradition and accomplishment set by community leaders in Tupelo and surrounding communities. NMMC reaffirms and refreshes the intentions of our community's founding leaders to address current needs and anticipate the future state of health care.
We do this through a carefully crafted and continuously refined process of strategic planning that correlates current and future health care needs with the current capability and the future promise of the art and science of medicine. The Mission, Vision and Organizational Values are not just words but messages that inspire a diverse workforce to achieve our full potential.
NMHS is a diversified regional health care organization, which serves 24 counties in north Mississippi and northwest Alabama from its headquarters in Tupelo, Mississippi. The NMHS organization covers a broad range of acute diagnostic and therapeutic services offered through North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC) in Tupelo; a community hospital system with locations in Amory, Eupora, Iuka, Pontotoc, and West Point, MS and Hamilton, Alabama; North Mississippi Medical Clinics, Inc., a regional network of more than 45 primary and specialty clinics; home health and nursing homes. NMHS operates at over $900M in net revenue and is one of the largest employers in the state of Mississippi with over 6,900 employees. NMHS offers a comprehensive portfolio of managed care plans. Educational programs and early intervention are important aspects of their services, but their main focus is to provide convenient access to quality health care. NMHS works to achieve its corporate mission to improve the health of the people of this region by providing conveniently accessible, cost-effective health care of the highest quality. NMHS is a 2012 recipient of the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, and NMMC, is a 2006 Baldrige Award recipient.
Tupelo is a dynamic southern city easily accessible by Interstate 22 and Highway 45, and the historic Natchez Trace Parkway that criss-cross the city by land. With a population of approximately 38,000, Tupelo is the largest city in North Mississippi Health Services' service area. Tupelo serves as the economic hub for the region with the workday population exceeding 100,000. Tupelo offers excellent lodging facilities offering over 1,900 quality hotel rooms. There is also an abundance of dining opportunities from upscale to blue-plate with over 160 restaurants in Tupelo. You can sit and relax at one of our local restaurants or choose from a well-known franchise restaurant to curb your appetite. From the Mall at Barnes Crossing, the region’s largest mall, to the specialty shops downtown and in Midtown, and throughout the city, we can match anyone’s taste and desire for shopping. Tupelo roots run with our historic attractions. The Elvis Presley Birthplace is more than a two-room shack, its an Elvis experience. At the Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo, visitors have the opportunity to ride the paths where the buffalo roam and experience the many exotic animals housed on the grounds. In addition to the cultural and recreational amenities offered, the area provides an exceptional cost of living value. Housing is abundant, neighborhoods are close knit and family-friendly, and housing prices are moderate. Northeast Mississippi has an overall cost of living that is below the national average. The area's education system exceeds national standards in terms of student performance and qualify of teaching staff. In addition, several community and four-year colleges are located within northeast Mississippi, including University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University and the Mississippi University for Women. Tupelo has been selected as an All-America City three times over the last three decades, most recently in 2015 – less