Published on April 27, 2022

RNs Nominated for Non-Traditional Nursing Excellence Award

TUPELO, Mississippi—Registered nurses Maria Orman, Lindsey Putman and Logan Tate have been nominated by their peers for North Mississippi Medical Center’s Non-Traditional Nursing Excellence Award.

This award is given to an outstanding registered nurse who works in a non-traditional nursing role beyond bedside nursing. NMMC presents Excellence in Nursing awards in several categories and will honor each winner on their unit during National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

Maria OrmonOrmon is a Newborn Follow-up nurse. She joined the NMMC staff in 1988 and worked with renal patients on 3 East and 6 South, spent 15 years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Women’s Hospital, and was a phone nurse with IMA-Tupelo. She also worked for NMMC Home Health and Outpatient Infusion before assuming her current role.

A 1980 graduate of W.P. Daniel High School in New Albany, Ormon earned her associate degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College in 1987 and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in 1994. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society and ICC’s Hall of Fame. She and her husband, Paul, have two children and six grandchildren. She attends New Albany Church of Christ, where she teaches Sunday School, and is a life member of Junior Auxiliary.

Lindsey PutmanPutman serves as director of Safety and Process Improvement for NMMC’s Department of Organizational Performance. She joined the NMMC staff in 2004 and worked in several nursing jobs including Pediatrics, Surgical Services, Women’s Hospital, Outcomes and Safety before assuming her current role. A 2002 graduate of Mantachie High School, Putman earned her associate degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College in 2004.

Putman earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Alabama in Florence in 2007 and her master’s degree in nursing leadership from UNA in 2015. She holds numerous nursing and performance improvement certifications. She is married to Scott Putman and has three children—Sydney, Preston and Bella Claire Young. She attends Bethel Baptist Church and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

Logan TateTate serves as coordinator of NMMC’s Patient Logistics Center. He joined the hospital in 2009 and previously worked in the Emergency Department and Transfer Center. A 2003 graduate of Tupelo High School, he earned his associate degree in nursing in 2007 from ICC. He earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in 2017 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in health informatics from Liberty University.

Tate is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and is a Basic Life Support instructor. He and his wife, Heather, live in Guntown with their sons, London and Christian. He attends The Orchard and is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

For more information about joining the NMMC team, visit www.nmhs.net/careers or email recruit@nmhs.net.

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