Published on August 06, 2018

Cockrell Named for DAISY Award

TUPELO, Miss.—Registered nurse Susan Cockrell of Interventional Radiology recently received North Mississippi Medical Center’s DAISY Award for June.

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.

A Baldwyn resident, Cockrell earned her associate degree in nursing in 2002 from Northeast Mississippi Community College and her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2016 from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She worked briefly at NMMC as a registered nurse in Oncology in 2002, then left to work as a surgery nurse in New Albany. She returned to NMMC in 2005 and has worked in the Critical Care Unit and as a charge nurse in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit. She also worked as a recovery room nurse for Digestive Health Specialists. She worked in Interventional Radiology/Special Procedures from 2009 until recently, when she transferred to Information Technology Services, where she serves as a clinical analyst.

Cockrell was nominated by a coworker for her extraordinary care of a resident of Baldwyn Nursing Home who needed a procedure done on a Friday afternoon at NMMC. The patient could not be transferred by ambulance from Baldwyn to Tupelo before Interventional Radiology closed. “Susan didn’t want the patient to have to go without her daily IV antibiotics for the entire weekend until the patient could come to Interventional Radiology on Monday,” her nomination states. “She asked for permission to stop by Baldwyn Nursing Facility to check the patient’s PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) on her way home. Susan was able to flush the PICC line and get it functioning so the patient was able to receive antibiotics until Monday, when the PICC line could be replaced.”

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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