WCCH Announces Mercy Award Winner for 2017

May 16, 2017

Wythe County Community Hospital is proud to announce that Ashley Moorer is named the 2017 Mercy Award Winner.  The annual Mercy Award is voted upon by peers and given to a deserving hospital employee who best exemplifies the values and spirit of LifePoint’s former CEO, Scott L. Mercy. 

Established in 2002 to honor the life of Scott Mercy, founding Chairman and CEO of LifePoint Hospitals, Inc., Wythe County Community Hospital’s parent company, the Mercy Award is the highest honor an employee can receive. The annual award recognizes one hospital employee who best represents the spirit and values on which the company was founded.

Ashley was one of five employees nominated for this most prestigious award.  It was no surprise to many when they heard numerous stories of her kindness.  “Ashley is considered an “owner” of Wythe County Community Hospital as she has served for ten years in her role in Patient Access”, said Diane Phipps, supervisor of patient access.  She has developed personal and career goals through her tenure at WCCH and serves on many committees and volunteer organizations within the walls of WCCH and in her community. 

Patricia Fowler, patient financial services director states, “Ashley is a humble yet enthusiastic person which immediately puts patients, co-workers and visitors at ease.  She has a friendly, caring demeanor and is considerate of everyone’s needs and conditions around her. She continues to be a role model for her co-workers and is a natural leader. “

“LifePoint Hospitals is committed to delivering the highest quality patient care possible. We are extremely proud to recognize Ashley Moorer for her efforts on behalf of our patients and our community,” said Adam Martin, interim CEO at Wythe County Community Hospital.  “Her exemplary work and compassion set a high standard for healthcare professionals. We are proud to have Ashley as part of our employee family. Undoubtedly, our patients benefit from the kind of commitment to excellence and to humanitarian concerns she demonstrates each day.”

This honor puts Ashley in the running for LifePoint Hospitals’ 2017 company-wide Mercy Award. The company-wide winner will be honored at a ceremony in Brentwood, Tennessee in the fall