Published on May 17, 2022

Murphree Wins Rookie Excellence Award

Jeremy MurphreeMurphree receives awardTUPELO, Mississippi—North Mississippi Medical Center recently presented Jeremy Murphree, RN, with the Rookie Excellence Award during National Nurses Week.

Murphree joined 3 Central in July 2021 after serving an externship and internship at NMMC.

“Jeremy hasn't been a nurse long, but you wouldn't know it if you'd work with him,” a coworker wrote in his nomination. “Patients sometimes ask for Jeremy by name wanting him for their nurse especially if they've had him before.”

One patient asked to see Murphree before he was discharged home from the Rehabilitation Institute after a stay on 3 Central. Murphree drove to Tupelo on his day off to visit the patient. “He was so elated to see Jeremy, he cried,” the coworker wrote. “Jeremy shows compassion and loves his job.”

“Jeremy portrays nursing judgment far beyond his experience and this is relayed in his daily work,” another wrote. “He also consistently demonstrates compassion and professionalism with his patients, their families and fellow staff.”

Murphree attended Houston High School and worked in manufacturing and construction for 15 years before pursuing his associate degree in nursing from ICC. He is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and TB skin testing. He and his wife, Misty, have four children—Peyton, Kaitlynn, Alyssa and Reagan. They attend First Pentecostal Church in Houston.

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