NMMC Presents BEE Award to Walker
Presenting Anna Walker with NMMC’s BEE Award are (from left) Kristen Long, senior director of nursing; Emily Edwards, director of nursing support; and Megan Bunch, director of inpatient nursing.
TUPELO, Miss.—North Mississippi Medical Center has presented Anna Walker, unit coordinator and nursing assistant with the Bariatric Center, with the most recent BEE (Beyond Exceptional Expectations) Award.
Walker had a patient who was the sole caregiver for her adult son with severe autism and schizophrenia. The patient had no family to place her son with, so he stayed with her in the hospital and her pastor’s wife assisted with his care. When the pastor’s wife left town for the weekend, Walker volunteered to stay with the patient and take care of the patient’s son. “She showed her loving and caring heart by offering her exceptional skills to care for someone she didn’t even know,” wrote the registered nurse who nominated Walker.
An Aberdeen resident, Walker joined the NMMC staff in 2015 working on 4 West. She transferred to the Bariatric Center shortly thereafter. She and her husband, Richard, have two children, Richard and Alexius Walker, and four grandchildren, Taylee and Antoine Walker, and Aubrey and Joseph Ewing.
Walker 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.