Published on January 15, 2020

Gann Receives DAISY Award

Crystal Gann receives Daisy award

Presenting Crystal Gann (second from left) with NMMC’s DAISY Award for September are (from left) Megan Bunch, director of nursing; Emily Edwards, director of nursing practice; and David Wilson, president.

TUPELO, Miss.—Registered nurse Crystal Gann, nurse educator for North Mississippi Medical Center 3 Central and 3 West, recently received North Mississippi Medical Center’s DAISY Award for September.

Gann and another employee came in on their day off to wash and style a patient’s hair using special shampoo and treatments they bought with their own money. “This patient had been in our facility for over 40 days, and her hair was extremely matted, to the point most thought it could not be fixed or saved,” a coworker wrote in her nomination. After lunch the patient was transferred to another floor, but the pair gathered their supplies and went to the next floor to finish their work.

Because of their selfless act, the patient’s hair did not have to be cut or shaved. “They worked several hours to make sure this patient would get to keep her hair,” the nomination states. “Thank you for your passion for your patients.”

Gann earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2013. She first came to NMMC in March 2016 working as a registered nurse for a traveling nurse agency. She joined the NMMC staff on 3 Central in September of that year.

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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