Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County (“MHMHC”) which is part of LifePoint Health, recently announced that Judy Robertson, RN has been recognized as the hospital’s 2017 Mercy Award winner. Robertson is one of roughly 70 other individuals across LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company that employs more than 46,000 individuals, to receive this award.
The annual Mercy Award program was established in 2002 to honor the life of Scott Mercy, LifePoint’s founding chairman and chief executive officer (CEO). It recognizes one employee from each of LifePoint’s 72 healthcare facilities, and the Health Support Center based in Brentwood, Tenn., who profoundly touches the lives of others and best represents the spirit and values on which the company was founded.
The Mercy Award is considered the highest honor a LifePoint employee can receive. “At Memorial Hospital, we share LifePoint’s commitment to making communities healthier, and we realize that the hard work and dedication of our employees is critical to our success,” said Michael Ehrat, CEO of MHMHC. “Every day, Judy goes above and beyond to demonstrate a level of care and compassion that we want every person who enters our facilities to experience. We are extremely proud to recognize Judy for her efforts on behalf of our patients and our community.”
Robertson joined Memorial Hospital in 2004, and works as Director of Care Management. In her role, Robertson coordinates care for patients at the hospital and works with local agencies including the MHC Coalition for Health & Wellness, Southern Area Agency on Aging and local nursing homes and home health agencies. Outside of work, Robertson is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Collinsville and serves as a member of the YMCA Board.
Nominees for the award also included Kelly Adkins (Director, Telemetry); Linda Cassell (Advanced Linen Aide); Linda Coe (OPS/Pain Clinic Coordinator); Mary Colledge (Martinsville ENT); June Durand (Martinsville Internal Medicine); LaTanya Mullins (Martinsville Orthopedics & Sports Medicine).
Each hospital winner, including Robertson, will be considered for LifePoint’s 2017 companywide Mercy Award. The company-wide winner will be announced this summer and honored during a special ceremony in Nashville, Tenn., in August, to which Robertson and all hospital winners are invited to attend.
About Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County
Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County, part of LifePoint Health, has been at the heart of the Martinsville and Henry County community and the surrounding area providing exceptional healthcare and services to the region since 1970. A 223-bed, acute care facility, Memorial Hospital offers a wide range of services including 24/7 Emergency Care, Inpatient/Outpatient Surgical Services, Advanced Cancer Treatment, Wound/Hyperbaric Care, Women and Children Services, Diagnostics, Cardiology, Rehabilitation, Sleep Disorder, and Pain Management. Memorial Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer and as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. The hospital has more than 120 physicians on the medical staff, employs more than 850 people and has more than 100 volunteers. For more information about Memorial Hospital, please call (276)666-7200 or visit www.MartinsvilleHospital.com. For more information about LifePoint Health, visit www.LifePointHealth.net.