North Mississippi Medical Center honors former flight nurse

A former flight nurse for the North Mississippi Medical Center was honored Sunday..

Posted: Nov 18, 2018 3:55 PM
Updated: Nov 19, 2018 9:16 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A former flight nurse for the North Mississippi Medical Center was honored Sunday.

A plaque was dedicated in his name.

Jim Spruiell died on Nov. 19, 2017, in a helicopter crash traveling to an Arkansas hospital. He was working for a company in Arkansas at the time. 

Spruiell worked for the North Mississippi Medical Center for about four years but held the title of flight nurse for over 20 years. He died with the title of Chief Flight Nurse. 

A former co-worker of Spruiell said he worked with him over 30 years ago in Houston, Mississippi. He expressed what it means to him to watch the dedication.

“I think it’s very fitting", Greg Stallworth said. "And I think what it does is, it’s a mentorship, in they can try to do what he did, and try to follow in his footsteps. And try to follow what he did to try to serve the community and try to serve people. And to be excellent at what he did.”

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