Published on May 16, 2022

NMMC Presents Griffith with Mentorship Excellence Award

PresentationsTUPELO, Mississippi—North Mississippi Medical Center recently recognized Jennifer Griffith, RN, with the Excellence in Mentorship Award during National Nurses Week.

Jennifer GriffithGriffith joined NMMC in 2017 and works in Labor and Delivery at Women’s Hospital, where she was also recently honored with a DAISY Award.

“Jennifer consistently demonstrates excellence by creating a safe environment for patients and families,” a coworker wrote in her nomination. “Her strong leadership, knowledge, and professional approach are attributes that set her apart.”

“She inspires others to work together in pursuit of one common goal, enhanced patient care,” another wrote. “Jennifer is the epitome of what a nurse should be.”

“Jennifer has a big heart for novice nurses and wants to ensure all nurses can appropriately meet challenges when caring for obstetric patients,” her nomination states.

Griffith graduated from Lynn High School in Lynn, Alabama, in 1996. She earned her associate degree in nursing in 2011 from Central Carolina Community College. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City in 2016.

She 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 and her husband, Greg, have two children—Ryan Griffith and Ashlyn (Wesley) Upchurch. 

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