Published on July 03, 2019

Harp Receives DAISY Award

Annie Harp Daisy Award

Presenting Annie Harp (fourth from left) with NMMC’s DAISY Award for May are David Wilson, president; Kim Tutor, director of Home Health and Hospice; Natalie Dickerson, Inpatient Hospice nurse manager; Angie Everett, vice president of Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Services, and Wade Westmoreland, Hospice regional manager.

TUPELO, Miss.—Registered nurse Annie Harp of Inpatient Hospice recently received North Mississippi Medical Center’s DAISY Award for May.

“I had to put the love of my life on Hospice at 55 years old,” wrote the wife of a former Hospice patient. “I was so nervous and heartbroken. I just wanted to know he was taken care of and kept comfortable.” In her nomination, the patient’s wife wrote that while all the staff was amazing, Harp went “a level above” for them.  

“It was like she was a mind reader. When I needed her she just appeared, always giving me a shoulder to cry on, or just listen,” she wrote. “She has a heart of gold… She will always be a part of my family. All I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart for being my angel on earth.”

A Saltillo resident, Harp graduated from Rossville Christian Academy in Rossville, Tenn., in 1999. She earned her associate degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College in May 2017. She is certified in tuberculosis (TB) testing and Basic Life Support, and is currently completing requirements to become a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse.

Harp worked as a registered nurse in the Acute Resource Float Pool from August 2017-December 2018, when she transferred to her current position.

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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