NMMC Presents BEE Award to Stuto
Presenting Katie Stuto (center) with NMMC’s BEE Award are (from left) Kristen Long, senior director of nursing; Donna Pritchard, chief nursing executive; Alicia Gardner, 3 West nurse manager; and David Wilson, president.
TUPELO, Miss.—North Mississippi Medical Center has presented certified nursing assistant Katie Stuto of 3 West with the most recent BEE (Beyond Exceptional Expectations) Award.
“After getting caught up with her work, Katie grabbed a pair of scissors and clippers and headed to one of her patient’s rooms. She took the time to give this patient a haircut and shaved his face,” a coworker wrote in her nomination. “This patient looked like a brand new man!”
On another occasion, Stuto helped a coworker detangle a patient’s hair that had become extremely matted after weeks in the hospital, many of those on a ventilator. “All this patient wanted was to ‘look nice when her husband came back to visit the next morning,’” her coworker wrote. “Both the patient and her husband were so happy!”
A resident of Mooreville, Stuto joined the NMMC staff in October 2019. She is currently taking prerequisites to apply for nursing school in 2021.
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 www.nmhs.net/bee-award. For more information, call (662) 377-3431 or email BEEAwards@nmhs.net.