Published on October 10, 2017

Ballard Honored with BEE Award

TUPELO, Miss.—Unit coordinator Teresa Ballard of 5 West recently received North Mississippi Medical Center’s BEE (Beyond Exceptional Expectations) Award for August.

She received a certificate, a BEE Award pin, a bouquet donated by Bishop’s Flower Shop and a cake.

Ballard lives in Algoma and joined the NMMC staff in 2000.

She was nominated by her nurse manager for displaying extraordinary compassion toward a recent patient who needed a specialized piece of equipment. “This inner cannula was unique to his tracheostomy and had to be special ordered,” the nomination states. “She worked immediately to assure one was ordered and then she personally delivered it to the patient’s home when it came in because the patient had already been discharged. This is a perfect example of teamwork and compassion for our patients and their family.”

The BEE Award is given to a deserving caregiver each month at NMMC. For more information, call (662) 377- 3431 or email

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