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Celebrating Black History Month – Kim Burnette

This year, Memorial is celebrating Black History Month by spotlighting members of our team who embody our mission of healing, inspiring, and transforming the health of our community.

Kim Burnette

Kim has been part of the Memorial team for more than 14 years, serving in Accounts Payable. Prior to joining our team, she worked at The Medical Foundation of South Mississippi, and she is also a veteran of the US Army.   

One of her teammates wrote in her spotlight: “This lady comes in the office every day with a great, big smile on her face and words to make you smile and laugh throughout the day. She is friendly to everyone she meets in this office. She is pleasant and always goes above and beyond to make sure your day is great. She is just simply amazing. She is always smiling, filled with an amazing attitude and does not like to see anyone down, she will make sure you smile when you come in contact with her.”

Up for a challenge

When asked what an average day looks like, Kim shares, “My desk is always stacked with paperwork, reports, checks, and my email is often overflowing. My job is to process invoices and get them paid within the allotted time. If there is an issue, I work with the purchasing department toward a resolution. It is sometimes challenging, but I am up for the challenge!”

She adds, “I love the rapport I have formed with the people in the building. It’s said that I know everyone. I try and say something nice to brighten someone’s day. My immediate team is my second family, and we have a saying that ‘teamwork makes the dream work’. My team is always eager to stop what they are doing and help in any capacity. That is what I love most.”      

Celebrating 365 days a year

“There are not enough days in February, so I celebrate and reflect on the accomplishments of Black history 365 days a year,” Kim shares. On whom she draws inspiration, Kim says, “My parents, John and Catherine Anderson (deceased). They were married for over 60 years, came from humble beginnings, and taught my brothers and me the meaning of hard work and to treat others like you want to be treated.”

Thank you for sharing your story, Kim, and thank you for all that you do for our patients and community!

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