Powell Honored with BEE Award
David Wilson (from left), president of NMMC-Tupelo, presents the BEE Award for March to Tina Powell, along with Angie Everett, administrator for Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Services, and coworker Melissa Thornton, who nominated Powell for the award.
TUPELO, Miss.—Tina Powell, RN, a case manager and utilization review nurse for the Heart Institute, recently received North Mississippi Medical Center’s BEE (Beyond Exceptional Expectations) Award for March.
A patient from Montana who works for the railroad was recently admitted to NMMC’s Chest Pain Center and ultimately underwent open heart surgery. “Tina developed a relationship with this patient and, after family arrived, with the patient’s brother,” wrote a coworker who nominated Powell. “The patient could not immediately travel home after discharge. The patient and his brother stayed in a local hotel. Tina remained in contact with the patient while he was in the hospital and after discharge, and even took meals to the hotel. Tina has a huge heart and strives to display patient- and family-centered care every day.”
A Baldwyn resident, Powell joined the NMMC staff in 1991 as a registered nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In 1997, she transferred to the Heart Institute and worked for a few years as information/triage nurse and clinic coordinator. She then worked for Cardiology Associates of North Mississippi for 18 years before rejoining the NMMC staff four years ago. She is an employee of the Case Management Department, where she does case management, discharge planning and utilization review for Heart Institute patients. Powell earned her associate degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College.
She received a certificate, a BEE Award pin, a bouquet donated by Bishop’s Flower Shop and a cake. 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.