Jackson Honored with BEE Award
Presenting Cheryl Jackson (second from left) with the BEE Award are (from left) Kristen Long, senior director of nursing; David Wilson, NMMC-Tupelo president; Angela Holloway, 2 Central nurse manager; and T.J. Adams, vice president of cardiovascular and surgical services.
TUPELO, Miss.—Cheryl Jackson, certified nursing assistant, unit coordinator and monitor technician for 2 Central, recently received North Mississippi Medical Center’s BEE (Beyond Exceptional Expectations) Award.
Jackson was nominated by a coworker for going out of her way to assist a patient who was discharged home. The patient thought his wife had packed his glasses with his other belongings but realized once they got home that she had not. He lives more than an hour away and was not scheduled to come back to see his doctor in Tupelo for two weeks. Jackson offered to deliver the glasses, saving the family an extra trip to Tupelo.
Jackson graduated from Blue Mountain High School in 1992 and worked in nursing homes before joining the NMMC staff in 2008. She worked as a certified nursing assistant at Baldwyn Nursing Facility for five years and the NMMC Rehabilitation Institute for three years before transferring to 2 Central five years ago. She has four children and six grandchildren.
She received a certificate, a BEE Award pin, a bouquet donated by Bishop’s Flower Shop and cupcakes. 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.