Ridgway Honored with DAISY Award
TUPELO, Miss.—Registered nurse Jennifer Ridgway of 3 South recently received North Mississippi Medical Center’s DAISY Award for July.
She received a certificate, a DAISY Award pin, a bouquet donated by Bishop’s Flower Shop and a hand-carved stone sculpture titled A Healer’s Touch.
Ridgway, who lives in Saltillo, earned an associate degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College and joined the NMMC staff in 2011.
Ridgway was nominated by the daughter of two patients who were hospitalized on 3 South at the same time. She bought a bouquet of flowers and a card for the husband to give his wife on their 63rd anniversary, which fell during their hospitalization. “My Dad is rolled down to Mama’s room with flowers in hand,” she wrote. “My Mom is thrilled and starts crying.” Unfortunately, this anniversary celebration would be their last, as the wife passed away three weeks later.
“She is one of the most dedicated and compassionate people I have had the privilege to know,” their daughter wrote in Ridgway’s nomination. “Not only is she a great nurse, treating her patients like family, she went above her nursing duties to make our parents’ anniversary one that will never be forgotten.”
The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day. For more information, call (662) 377-3431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.