Gravat Honored with BEE Award
Presenting Jerry Gravat (center) with NMMC’s BEE Award are (left) Angela Coggins, director of Case Management, and Carrie Bruce, care coordination supervisor.
TUPELO, Miss.—Jerry Gravat, care coordinator with Case Management, recently received North Mississippi Medical Center’s BEE (Beyond Exceptional Expectations) Award.
Gravat was nominated by a nurse whose patient was at the end of life and asking to go home. The patient was admitted to home hospice and was awaiting an ambulance ride home, but the nurse was advised that it would be several hours before they could transfer her. “The patient didn’t have several hours,” the nurse wrote. “Jerry was notified and understood the need and limited time.” Gravat went to the patient’s room and spoke with her husband, offering to go get an ambulance and drive the patient home himself. Ten minutes later, the patient was on her way home as she had requested.
A Houston resident, Gravat received his Emergency Medical Technician training through Itawamba Community College and joined the NMMC staff in 2015. He served as an EMT with Ambulance Services for two years while earning his bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Mississippi. He transferred to Case Management in 2017 and also received a BEE Award in August 2018.
He received a certificate, a BEE Award pin, a bouquet donated by Bishop’s Flower Shop and a cake. The BEE Award is given to a deserving caregiver each month at NMMC. Nomination forms are available throughout NMMC or at www.nmhs.net/bee_award.php. For more information, call (662) 377-3431 or email BEEAwards@nmhs.net.