Published on June 29, 2017

Hopper Honored with DAISY Award

TUPELO, Miss.—Registered nurse Mark Hopper of the Critical Care Unit recently received North Mississippi Medical Center’s DAISY Award for May.

He 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.

Hopper, who lives in Mantachie, earned an associate degree in nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College in 1991. He joined NMMC shortly after graduation and has worked in the Critical Care Unit his entire career.

Hopper was nominated by a patient’s family member who lives out of state. “My brother had taken a turn for the worse and was headed for emergency surgery,” the nomination states. “As I entered the CCU, Mark calmly explained to me what was going on. He allowed me to hug my brother before he was taken to the operating room. Mark then relayed a message from my brother and answered my unending questions and concerns. He assured me that my brother was in good hands in your hospital, being treated by your doctors.”

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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