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Awards at UMMC

UMMC has several awards that provide recognition to employees who exemplify our core values of integrity, professionalism, compassion, fairness, courage, equality, leadership, excellence and continuous improvement. 

Our goal is to reward employees organization-wide who go the extra mile each day as they help us create a healthier Mississippi. Acknowledging those who do more than is required helps to build a strong organizational culture of appreciation.

To recognize co-workers for their contributions, select the ‘nominate’ button next to the appropriate award.


AWARDS winners go above and beyond the call of duty. Any UMMC employee is eligible to be nominated for doing more than the job requires in a BIG way. Let's build each other up, while building our culture of recognition. The UMMC AWARDS process is currently being updated and nominations will be available at a later date.

DAISY Award (nurses only)

Anyone who observes nurses providing exceptional care may nominate them for a DAISY Award. DAISY Award winners make an extraordinary difference in the lives of patients and their families by showing love, compassion and courage during difficult circumstances. Help us recognize nurses who exceed expectations in their approach to patient care – nominate them for a DAISY Award today!


Good Catch Award

Good Catch Award winners put patient safety first. Any individual or group within UMMC’s medical team, who identified a “near miss” and took steps to prevent patient harm, may be nominated for this award by their co-workers. Inspire a workplace culture of patient safety – nominate a co-worker or team for a Good Catch Award today!


PHIL Award (Respiratory Therapy)

The PHIL Award® is the only nationally recognized hospital-based recognition program dedicated to honoring outstanding respiratory therapists who provide exemplary care and treatment for patients with respiratory illnesses, as nominated by patients, family members and other caregivers. The award honors and recognizes the unsung heroes in the respiratory profession who understand that each breath matters.