Published on January 31, 2018

Tutor Honored with BEE Award

TUPELO, Miss.— Robbie Tutor, hospice aide with Inpatient Hospice, recently received North Mississippi Medical Center’s BEE (Beyond Exceptional Expectations) Award for December.

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

Tutor, who lives in Vardaman, was nominated for the award by a Hospice patient’s daughter from Texas. “Robbie is one of a kind. She is one of the most caring, genuine, loving, bubbly and outgoing people I have met,” the daughter wrote.

Tutor was cited for being attentive to the needs of the patient and family. “She called my mother ‘Mamaw’ each night when she greeted her,” the daughter wrote. “When Mama was alert, she would grin and raise her eyebrows in response to Robbie. Robbie even sang one of mama’s favorite songs with me as we serenaded Mama.”

The daughter said Tutor “knew how to break through the sadness and lighten our moods” and took time to address any questions or concerns. “We will never forget that special lady and her kind heart and sweet spirit,” she wrote.

Tutor joined the NMMC staff 13 years ago. She worked with Home Health and Hospice before transferring to Inpatient Hospice shortly after it opened five years ago.

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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