Published on March 16, 2021

NMMC Presents DAISY Award to Criddle

Taylor Criddle receives award

Presenting Taylor Criddle (second from left) of 3 West with NMMC’s most recent DAISY Award are (from left) Donna Pritchard, chief nursing executive; Kristen Long, senior director of nursing; and David Wilson, president.

TUPELO, Miss.—North Mississippi Medical Center has awarded its most recent DAISY Award to registered nurse Taylor Criddle of 3 West.

Criddle was nominated by a patient’s wife who said Taylor was very caring to her 82-year-old husband, always calling him “sweetie” and taking time to listen to his “ramblings.” “One night my husband had been extremely confused, and I couldn’t leave him to get supper,” she wrote. “Taylor found out, ordered me a meal and would not tell me the cost of my meal. I put money on her computer table, but the next morning, I found the money on the tray table in our room.” In addition, she said Criddle never left their room without asking if there was anything she could do for them.

A Vardaman resident, Criddle joined the NMMC staff in 2016 as a certified nursing assistant in the Critical Care Unit and worked with cancer patients during her externship in 2018. She earned her associate degree from Itawamba Community College in 2019 and transferred to 3 West as a registered nurse.

Criddle received a certificate, a DAISY Award pin, a bouquet donated by Bishop’s Flower Shop and a hand-carved stone sculpture titled A Healer’s Touch. She also received NMMC’s DAISY Award in June 2020.

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day. Nomination forms are available throughout NMMC or at For more information, call (662) 377-3431 or email

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