Published on October 25, 2017

Ward Honored with BEE Award

TUPELO, Miss.—Care coordinator Joyce Ward of the Emergency Department recently received North Mississippi Medical Center’s BEE (Beyond Exceptional Expectations) Award for September.

She received a certificate, a BEE Award pin, a bouquet donated by Bishop’s Flower Shop and a cake.

A native of the Mississippi Delta, Ward graduated from high school in Pensacola, Fla., and moved to Tupelo 12 years ago. She worked eight years for Tupelo Public School District before joining the NMMC staff two years ago. She has worked full time in the Emergency Department since May.

Ward was nominated for the award by a patient’s sister. “My brother was in a motorcycle accident. We live six hours away from here,” the nomination states. “She contacted us to let us know my brother was at this hospital and was stable. She told us to drive safe and she would be waiting on us when we made it.”

After a few hours, Ward called again to check on the family and to tell them exactly where to go once they arrived. “When we finally made it, she was there waiting,” the sister wrote. “It was past time for her to get off, but she stayed until we got there. I am very appreciative for all her help and the wonderful care she gave my family and my brother.”

The BEE Award is given to a deserving caregiver each month at NMMC. Nomination forms are available throughout NMMC or at www.nmhs.net/bee-award. For more information, call (662) 377- 3431 or email BEEAwards@nmhs.net.

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