Ballard Honored with Second BEE Award at NMMC
Presenting Teresa Ballard (third from left) with the BEE Award are (from left) David Wilson, NMMC president; Kristen Long, director of surgical nursing; and Donna Pritchard, chief nursing executive.
TUPELO, Miss.—Unit coordinator Teresa Ballard of 5 West recently received North Mississippi Medical Center’s BEE (Beyond Exceptional Expectations) Award for May.
She received a certificate, a BEE Award pin, a bouquet donated by Bishop’s Flower Shop and a cake. Ballard also received the BEE Award in August 2017.
An Algoma resident, Ballard joined the NMMC staff in 2000.
She was nominated by a coworker for assisting the family of a hospice patient who passed away. The family spoke very little English and needed help finding a funeral home. “Because of Teresa’s compassion and unfailing heart, this family was able to get a funeral home in their hometown,” the coworker wrote in her nomination. “I’m so proud to have Teresa as part of our team.”
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.