Published on July 23, 2019

Ballard Honored with Second BEE Award at NMMC

Teresa Ballard

Presenting Teresa Ballard (third from left) with the BEE Award are (from left) David Wilson, NMMC president; Kristen Long, director of surgical nursing; and Donna Pritchard, chief nursing executive.

TUPELO, Miss.—Unit coordinator Teresa Ballard of 5 West recently received North Mississippi Medical Center’s BEE (Beyond Exceptional Expectations) Award for May.

She received a certificate, a BEE Award pin, a bouquet donated by Bishop’s Flower Shop and a cake. Ballard also received the BEE Award in August 2017.

An Algoma resident, Ballard joined the NMMC staff in 2000.

She was nominated by a coworker for assisting the family of a hospice patient who passed away. The family spoke very little English and needed help finding a funeral home. “Because of Teresa’s compassion and unfailing heart, this family was able to get a funeral home in their hometown,” the coworker wrote in her nomination. “I’m so proud to have Teresa as part of our team.”

The BEE Award is given to a deserving caregiver each month at NMMC. Nomination forms are available throughout NMMC or at For more information, call (662) 377-3431 or email

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