Published on October 02, 2020

NMMC Honors Dorough with Advanced Practice Excellence Award

Becky Dorough accepts award

Presenting Becky Dorough with NMMC’s Advanced Practice Excellence Award are (from left) David Wilson, president; Dr. Max Taylor; and Donna Pritchard, chief nursing executive.

TUPELO, Miss.— is a nurse practitioner with NMMC’s Garfield Clinic. She earned an associate degree in nursing in 1976 and a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1992, both from Mississippi University for Women. She earned a master’s degree in nursing from MUW in 2002. She is a member of the Mississippi Nurses Association and is certified as a nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Dorough was hired at NMMC in 1976 as one of the first three registered nurses on night shift. In July 1979 she transferred to the Belle Vista Unit, and in October 1980 she became a nurse on the oncology unit. She was named the infectious disease case manager in 1993 and has been at Garfield Clinic since it opened in 2002.

She is married to Tom Dorough and has three children—Christina Hernandez, Michelle Dorough and Kim Brazeal—and three grandchildren—Andrew and Casen Brazeal, and Lena Hernandez. The Doroughs live in Tupelo and attend Nettleton Methodist Church.

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