Published on November 03, 2021

NMMC Presents DAISY Award to Honeycutt

Mary Kathryn Price Honeycutt

Presenting Mary Kathryn Price Honeycutt (third from left) with NMMC’s DAISY Award are (from left) David Wilson, NMMC-Tupelo president and North Mississippi Health Services chief operating officer; Kristen Long, interim chief nursing executive; Jennifer Caldwell, director of nursing at NMMC Women’s Hospital; Ellen Friloux, vice president of Women and Children’s Services; and TJ Adams, NMMC administrator and North Mississippi Health Services vice president of Cardiovascular and Surgical Services.

TUPELO, Miss.—North Mississippi Medical Center presented its most recent DAISY Award to registered nurse Mary Kathryn Price Honeycutt of Labor and Delivery at NMMC Women’s Hospital.

“I probably couldn’t have made it through everything that day if it wasn’t for her,” wrote a patient whose newborn baby passed away. “She was truly a blessing. My daughter had gone and she did absolutely everything she possibly could to make sure I was ok and all my needs were met.”

The bereaved mother expressed her thankfulness for Honeycutt. “My God sent me the best nurse He had,” she added.

A 2015 graduate of Oxford High School, Honeycutt earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Delta State University in Cleveland in December 2019. She worked in medical-surgical nursing at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven before joining the NMMC Women’s Hospital staff in November 2020. She and her husband, Hayden, live in Tupelo. 

Honeycutt 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. 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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