Published on October 14, 2020

NMMC Honors McCoy with Nursing Support Excellence Award

Deborah McCoy receives award

Presenting Deborah McCoy (second from left) with the Excellence in Nursing Support Award are (from left) David Wilson, NMMC president; Donna Pritchard, chief nursing executive; and Kristen Long, senior director of nursing.

TUPELO, Miss.—McCoy joined the NMMC staff in September 2015 as a unit coordinator on 3 South.  She has reinstated her certification as a nursing assistant and has maintained this licensure, as well as cross trained as a unit coordinator and as an observation technician, learning many new clinical skills. In addition, McCoy represents 3 South on Nursing’s Shared Governance Council and has completed Level 4 on the ADVANCE clinical ladder. 

McCoy has chaired the 3 South Fall Council for more than four years and is actively involved with weekly safety rounds, feedback and increasing fall prevention measures for patients. She takes advantage of opportunities for ongoing growth and training, and routinely volunteers for quality improvement projects.

McCoy lives in Tupelo and has two grown children, Tiera McCoy and Ladarius Townsend. She attends the Church of Christ.

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