Published on July 22, 2021

NMHS Hospitals Recognized with QUEST Hero Award

Quest award logoTUPELO, Miss.—North Mississippi Health Services hospitals in Tupelo, Amory, Eupora, Iuka, Pontotoc and West Point, Mississippi, and Hamilton, Alabama, have been recognized with a 2021 Premier QUEST Hero Award.

The QUEST Hero Award recognizes NMHS hospitals for their exemplary efforts to act nimbly and quickly evolve care and operations in the face of extraordinary circumstances presented by the pandemic. The award comes from Premier Inc., a leading health care improvement and technology company. QUEST is Premier’s quality improvement collaborative, which includes more than 150 hospitals and health systems working together to improve outcomes, performance and safety – ultimately enabling higher-quality, more cost-effective health care.

Award recipients demonstrated innovation; a commitment to safe, quality patient care; swift, sweeping action; and exemplary leadership during the global crisis.

“Throughout the pandemic, our health care team has risen to the challenges presented by COVID-19 and faced them with courage in spite of the risks involved,” said Shane Spees, North Mississippi Health Services president and chief executive officer. “Their dedication and resilience in caring for our patients, as well as each other, have been heroic to say the least.”

“A hero is defined as one who combats adversity through feats of ingenuity, courage or strength and who has attained noble and/or brave accomplishments,” said Seth Edwards, vice president of advisory services at Premier. “We believe this definition describes all of our QUEST hospitals, including those affiliated with North Mississippi Health Services, which, in the face of this unique and challenging public health emergency, demonstrated these characteristics while continuing to deliver care to their respective communities. Unprecedented times call for unprecedented actions, and we are so proud to partner with these heroes.”

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