Published on January 26, 2018

Willis Named for DAISY Award

TUPELO, Miss.—Registered nurse Brenda Willis of 2 West recently received North Mississippi Medical Center’s DAISY Award for December 2017.

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 Houston resident, Willis earned her associate degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College and joined the NMMC staff in 2016. After working in the Resource Pool, she transferred to 2 West in 2017.

On Christmas Eve, Willis had a patient with a poor prognosis whose young daughter was staying with her. “This little girl had no other family member but her mom, and with her mom being here ill, she would not have Christmas,” wrote a coworker in Willis’ award nomination. “Brenda went into the room as the child was sleeping and set gifts in the room for her so when she woke up the next morning she would have gifts just like other children.”

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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