Published on October 27, 2017

Denton Honored with DAISY Award

TUPELO, Miss.—Registered nurse Gail Denton of 4 Central recently received North Mississippi Medical Center’s DAISY Award for September.

She 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.

Denton, who lives in Ecru, has worked at NMMC for more than 31 years. A graduate of South Pontotoc Attendance Center, she earned her associate degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College. She has worked with the same unit her entire career and also coordinates the Man-to-Man Support Group for prostate cancer patients and their families. She has made an annual medical mission trip with Global Outreach for the past 19 years.

Denton was nominated for the award by the mother of a 41-year-old patient with special needs who was having trouble with his feeding tube. “We went to the ER, ending up having to stay the night,” the nomination states. “We were unprepared—no money, snacks, nothing.”

Denton brought the mother a sandwich, chips, cookies and a drink for supper. “I would like for all to know what kind of nurse she is,” the patient’s mother wrote.

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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