Megan Pfeffer. Courtesy photo
Megan Pfeffer, RN, oncology nurse at the Los Alamos Medical Center Oncology Clinic was nominated in June for the Mercy Award.
The Mercy Award recognizes extraordinary employees who best embrace the humanitarian spirit on which LifePoint Hospitals was founded and is given in honor of Scott Mercy, the founding Chairman and CEO of LifePoint Hospitals. It also illuminates the tremendous impact one individual can have on so many.
Pfeffer is one of 60 nominees who will be considered for the Mercy Award. She and her guest will fly to the annual awards ceremony Aug. 28 in Nashville, Tenn.
Pfeffer, who was raised in Santa Fe, has been primarily an oncology nurse since graduating in 1996, but also has experience as a home care and hospice nurse.
She moved to Los Alamos in 2004, strongly guided by the good schools and safe community for her son.
Pfeffer came to the Oncology Clinic from her position as the Los Alamos County Public Health Nurse Manger for the New Mexico Department of Health.
In a field in which compassion is a necessity, Pfeffer is a tireless advocate for her patients, and her compassion knows no bounds. She is committed to giving every patient what they need during a difficult time in their lives, and extends her dedication to the families of her patients as well, hospital sources said. Her advocacy extends to her community as well. During the Las Conches Fire, she traveled to the community shelters to check on the welfare of evacuees, even though she had been displaced herself.
Los Alamos Medical Center is proud of its staff and the community service so many of them exhibit both as employees and as community members.
“We work alongside inspirational, selfless people every day who show us how to live by LifePoint/LAMC’s High Five Guiding Principles,” CEO Feliciaño Jiron said. “To honor the exemplary staff, LifePoint each year asks for nominations to be considered for the companywide Mercy Award, which is the highest honor an employee can receive.”
Pfeffer is a true example of an employee who serves not only the hospital, but the community as well.