Published on May 13, 2022

NMMC Honors Hersey with Nurse Manager Excellence Award

Lynda HerseyHersey accepts award TUPELO, Mississippi—North Mississippi Medical Center recently recognized Lynda Hersey, RN, with the Nurse Manager Excellence Award during National Nurses Week.

Hersey serves as nurse manager for Labor and Delivery and the OB Emergency Department at Women’s Hospital. She joined the NMMC staff in 1978 and previously served as a staff nurse and nursing supervisor. A 1975 graduate of Shannon High School, she earned her associate degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College in 1978. She completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in 1990.

“New nurse managers at Women’s Hospital always find a friend and mentor in Lynda,” a coworker wrote in her nomination. “Lynda is a go-to for many in our community seeking the nursing profession. They know she will encourage them and assist them on their journey.”

“Lynda is approachable, a good listener, compassionate, holds employees accountable, treats everyone with respect, manages her unit with excellence in mind and has distinguished herself as a true servant leader,” another commented. “Lynda has an open door policy and always makes time for her employees. She is a great listener and sometimes that is all you need—to just feel that you are being heard. You leave feeling better and albeit with some words of wisdom ringing in your ears. I know this because she has invested her time and energy to help me grow as a leader and as a person.”

She is married to Steve Hersey and lives in Shannon, where she attends Pine Grove Baptist Church and participates on the pastor’s aide committee, program committee and choir. Hersey is a member of Mississippi Nurses Association and Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi. She has three children, Malcolm Cox, Taurean Cox and the late Travis Cox.

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