North Mississippi Medical Center has recognized registered nurse Richelle Vick of the Nursing Resource Pool at North Mississippi Medical Center’s Women’s Hospital with the most recent DAISY Award.
Vick was honored for showing kindness to an employee in the hospital’s Food and Nutrition Services department who was having a particularly busy day. She had noticed how the employee always kept a positive attitude despite the circumstances. Upon learning later that day that the employee had burned her arm while removing biscuits from the oven, Vick helped her tend to the burn and also delivered flowers to her.
“Richelle is always going out of her way to help others and is an example of an exceptional nurse,” her nomination states. “She is always looking to add some sunshine to a person’s cloudy day.”
A Belmont resident, Vick joined the NMMC team in 2018 as a nursing assistant at the main hospital. After earning her associate degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College in 2019, she worked on the Mother-Baby Unit at Women’s Hospital and later transferred to the Resource Pool. She is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Neonatal Resuscitation Program.
Vick received a certificate, a DAISY Award pin, a bouquet donated by Bishop’s Flower Shop and a hand-carved stone sculpture titled A Healer’s Touch. 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 [email protected].