Published on June 01, 2018

Allen Named for DAISY Award

TUPELO, Miss.—Registered nurse Jana Allen recently received North Mississippi Medical Center’s DAISY Award for April.

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.

Allen, who lives in Baldwyn, completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in May 2007. She joined the NMMC staff later that year and currently serves as evening charge nurse in Short Stay Surgery.

Allen was nominated by a coworker for displaying extraordinary compassion to a family whose loved one had just passed away. A distraught family member became lost in the hospital, where Allen encountered and assisted her. “She displayed empathy and comforted her,” the nomination states. “This nurse went way beyond her role in our department and showed true compassion for the family, as well as respect for the deceased.”

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 daisyawards@nmhs.net.

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