Published on December 03, 2020

NMMC Presents BEE Award to Dillard

Marie Dillard receives BEE award

Presenting Marie Dillard with NMMC’s BEE Award are (from left) Emily Edwards, director of nursing support; Megan Bunch, director of inpatient nursing; Kristen Long, senior director of nursing; and Donna Pritchard, chief nursing executive.

TUPELO, Miss.—North Mississippi Medical Center has presented Marie Dillard, an Environmental Services technician, with the most recent BEE (Beyond Exceptional Expectations) Award.

“This lady has been a Godsend to us,” wrote the patient who nominated Dillard for the award. “She went out and bought my husband some clothes and some food. It was something that will never be forgotten. (Her) kindness and caring was so appreciated.”

Dillard joined the NMMC staff five years ago. She worked in the Food and Nutrition Department—serving at the main hospital, Women’s Hospital, Baldwyn Nursing Facility, Behavioral Health Center and Central Kitchen—for two years before transferring to Environmental Services. She and her husband, Steven, live in Shannon and have two children, Kayla Wilburn and Austin Dillard, and a grandson, Hunter Wilburn.

She 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 For more information, call (662) 377-3431 or email

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