Published on May 18, 2016

Greg Kovalick DAISY Award Winner

TUPELO, Miss.—Kristen Long, director of nursing for inpatient surgical services, presents North Mississippi Medical Center’s April DAISY Award to Greg Kovalick, who serves in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Kovalick 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.

Kovalick joined the NMMC staff in October 2003 as a unit coordinator and transitioned into the role of registered nurse after earning his associate’s degree in nursing in May 2007. He and his wife, Ashley, live in Belden with their young daughter.

“Greg was very caring and hard working. He took good care of my father by making sure he was clean, comfortable and content,” his nomination reads. “He talked to him to assure him that he would take good care of him. Greg is very smart and knowledgeable about my father’s health issues. He closely monitored him and gave us updates. He tried to feed him when he was not able to eat and just gave A+ service. Greg was very kind and concerned for my Father and he did not give up on him because he was 86. Thank you for taking care of my father. He means the world to me.”

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day. For more information, call (662) 377-3431 or email

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