Published on July 19, 2018

Reeves Named for DAISY Award

TUPELO, Miss.—Registered nurse Lisa Reeves of the Critical Care Unit recently received North Mississippi Medical Center’s DAISY Award for May.

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.

Reeves, who lives in Saltillo, completed her nursing degree at East Mississippi Community College in 1998. She worked at Kansas Heart Hospital in Witchita, Kansas, and Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian before joining NMMC’s Critical Care Unit in 2002.

Reeves was nominated by a patient’s family member for “going above and beyond nursing duties.” The nomination says she took such good care of the patient, which allowed the family member to go home to freshen up, take care of some financial business and check on her elderly mother. “The second time we were in CCU, it was Easter. She made sure (the patient) had an Easter basket with candy and a stuffed animal,” the nomination states. “It melted our hearts.” Several days later, Reeves came in on her day off just to give the patient a hug before her seventh surgery since October 2017. “How precious,” the family member wrote. “She also called and texted to check on her after surgery. You are so lucky to have such a valuable nurse on your staff.”

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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