JACKSON - We are very proud to announce that Vernessa Davis-Tharpe, MD, has received the "Doctor of the Year" Award for 2019. This prestigious award was presented by Tina Prescott, our Executive Vice President/COO/CNO, on behalf of the employees of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital last night at the Full Medical Staff Meeting.
The Doctor of the Year award affirms our principles and honors physicians who exhibit these characteristics. The nominations were judged on the following criteria:
- Integrity and professionalism
- Good conflict management skills
- Willingness to go beyond the scope of duty
- Attitude of respect for other healthcare professionals
- Care and concern for patients and families.
As stated in one of the nomination letters, "Dr. Davis is the most caring and patient doctor I have ever met. She always has a smile on her face and consistently acknowledges all hospital staff and families of patients in a meaningful personal way. Even though she is brilliant and highly skilled, she still takes time to do small tasks, like get a Sprite for her patient. She always goes above and beyond, and these small gestures underscore what an amazing doctor she is. We all love her!"