Published on November 20, 2018

Stinnett Named for DAISY Award

TUPELO, Miss.—Registered nurse Troy Stinnett of the Critical Care Unit recently received North Mississippi Medical Center’s DAISY Award for September.

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.

“Troy admitted a patient who was intubated and sedated. The patient was the only caregiver for his elderly mother, who suffered from dementia, incontinence, seizures and other health problems,” a coworker wrote in Stinnett’s nomination. “Not only did Troy provide excellent care to both of his CCU patients, he also stepped up and cared for the mother.”

Stinnett assisted the patient’s mother with her medication, provided a meal for her when he discovered she had not eaten all day, and assisted her with toileting. “Troy knew he had limited resources at night until he could consult Social Work, but he did not allow this to deter him and essentially cared for three patients all night,” the coworker continued. “This is only one of many examples of Troy’s caring heart and healer’s touch. I am honored to be his coworker.”

A 2003 graduate of Vardaman High School, Stinnett now resides in Tupelo. He graduated from the licensed practical nursing program at Holmes Community College in Grenada in 2009. He earned an associate degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in 2012 and joined the NMMC staff in August 2015. He is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in nursing at MUW.

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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