Published on May 24, 2019

Gentry Receives DAISY Award

Morgan GentryPresenting NMMC’s DAISY Award for March to Morgan Gentry (second from left) are Mary Grice, nurse manager; Emily Edwards, director of Nursing Practice; and Robert Smith, administrator of Behavioral Health Services.

TUPELO, Miss.—Registered nurse Morgan Gentry of the Behavioral Health Center recently received North Mississippi Medical Center’s DAISY Award for March.

A patient nominated Gentry, citing her professionalism, kindness, helpfulness and great patient skills. “I watched her in action when a patient was aggressive, and Morgan never lost her cool. I never felt unsafe because I knew she could handle the situation,” the patient wrote. “Knowing that I love to read and currently not having access to books, Morgan brought some books from home and left them for me to take home upon discharge. What a kind heart!”

Gentry, who lives in Saltillo, joined the NMMC staff in 2004 as a surgical technologist at Women’s Hospital. She earned her associate degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College in 2009 and in 2010 transferred to the main hospital as a registered nurse. She has been a nurse at the Behavioral Health Center since September 2013. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in 2016.

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.

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day. Nomination forms are available throughout NMMC or at www.nmhs.net/daisy-award. For more information, call (662) 377-3431 or email daisyawards@nmhs.net.

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