NMMC Presents DAISY Awards to Griffith
TUPELO, Mississippi—North Mississippi Medical Center recently presented the DAISY Award to Jennifer Griffith of Labor and Delivery at Women’s Hospital.
Because of extenuating circumstances, a maternity patient’s husband was unable to stay at the hospital with her for the birth of their first baby. Griffith booked the husband a hotel room in Tupelo because they live an hour away. “The husband was able to stay in the hotel room and be close when the baby was born. The patient cried tears of joy when Jennifer offered this,” a coworker wrote in her nomination. “Jennifer is a phenomenal nurse with a big heart!”
Griffith lives in Winfield, Alabama, and has worked at NMMC Women’s Hospital since 2017. A native of Eldridge, Alabama, she graduated from Lynn High School in Lynn, Alabama, in 1996. She and her husband, Greg, and children, Ryan and Ashlyn, lived in Alaska, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina during Greg’s 20 years of service with the U.S. Air Force. In 2011, Griffith earned her associate degree in nursing from Central Carolina Community College. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2016.
Griffith is certified by the National Certification Corporation in external fetal monitoring and teaches Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Intermediate Fetal Monitoring. She has also worked as a nursing team leader in Tuscaloosa and as a travel nurse.
“I am honored to receive this award,” Griffith said. “I work with a unit full of amazing nurses.”
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 www.nmhs.net/daisy-award. For more information, call (662) 377-3431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.