Published on September 16, 2020

NMMC Honors Malone with Non-Traditional Nursing Excellence Award

Bill Malone receiving award

Presenting Bill Malone (third from right) with NMMC’s Excellence in Nursing Award for Non-Traditional Nursing are (from left) Ben Richards, director of Critical Care Transport and Trauma; Emily Edwards, director of Nursing Practice; and David Wilson, president.

TUPELO, Miss.—North Mississippi Medical Center recently honored Bill Malone Jr. with the Excellence in Nursing Award for Non-Traditional Nursing.

Malone, who lives in Ingomar, is a flight nurse with CareFlight and also works in the Critical Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Critical Care Transport. He joined the NMMC staff in 2004 as a respiratory therapist. He also serves on NMMC’s Nursing Shared Governance Council.

Malone earned an associate degree in respiratory therapy from Northeast Mississippi Community College in 2004 and an associate degree in nursing there in 2011. He trained as an Emergency Medical Technician at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, in 2018 and is a National Registered Emergency Medical Technician.

Malone is one of only two nurses in Mississippi who has successfully completed all five emergency nursing certification exams, and both work for NMMC.

He is a Certified Emergency Nurse, Certified Flight Registered Nurse, Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse, Certified Transport Registered Nurse and Trauma Certified Emergency Nurse, all issued by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing, He is certified in Neonatal Pediatric Transport by the National Certification Corporation, is a Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and a Registered Respiratory Therapist with the National Board for Respiratory Care, and is recognized as a Neonatal-Pediatric Respiratory Specialist by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

He and his wife, Amber, have two children—Cooper, 11, and Laurel, 8. They attend Fredonia Baptist Church in Ingomar. The family also includes dogs Mac and Miller and cat Moses.

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