LifePoint 2018 Mercy Award recipient Patrick Fisher with his supervisor Kathy Hadley at the hospital board meeting Thursday night at LAMC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Health Information Management Technician Patrick Fisher of Los Alamos Medical Center is the recipient of the prestigious LifePoint 2018 Mercy Award.
Fisher was honored during the monthly hospital board meeting Thursday evening at LAMC.
CEO John Whiteside commended Fisher on earning the award.
“We are extremely proud to recognize Patrick for his efforts on behalf of our patients and our community. He goes above and beyond each and every day to ensure that every person he encounters receives the highest level of care and compassion,” Whiteside said.
Fisher was nominated for the award by his supervisor, Director of Health Information Management Kathy Hadley, who joined him at Thursday’s board meeting. She explained that Fisher’s love for the community runs deep.
“Whenever there is an event Patrick is usually there ‘running’ things, such as the community hayride and carrying the torch for the hospital’s Olympic event … Patrick exhibits and amazingly positive attitude each and every day,” Hadley said.
Fisher expressed his appreciation for receiving the award during the Thursday board recognition event.
About the Mercy Award
The Mercy Award recognizes one employee from each of LifePoint Health’s hospitals who profoundly touches the lives of others and best represents the spirit and values on which the company was founded. The Mercy Award is an annual recognition program established in 2002 to honor the life and contributions of Scott Mercy, LifePoint’s founding chairman and chief executive officer.
The award is considered the highest honor a LifePoint employee can receive.
Each hospital winner, including Fisher, will be considered for LifePoint’s 2018 company-wide Mercy Award. The company-wide winner will be announced this summer and will be honored at a special celebration in August in Nashville, Tenn., along with all other hospital winners.
Scott Mercy started his healthcare career right out of college and by 1994 was the youngest senior manager at HCA. In 1998, he was named CEO of the hospital group that would become LifePoint Hospitals and ultimately, LifePoint Health.
Mercy believed people working together toward a common goal can accomplish great things. His warmth, humor and down-to-earth style helped create a culture that still resonates through our halls. He influenced others with his desire to lead a balanced life to nurture family and career, maintain good health, give back to the community and make time for self-improvement and fun.
In 2000, just one year after LifePoint’s spin-off from HCA, Mercy died. His spirit carries on in the employees who embrace his philosophies and strive to reach the high standards he set.