2015 WCCH Mercy Award Winner

October 24, 2015

Wythe County Community Hospital recently announced that Steve Jackson has been recognized as the hospital’s 2015 Mercy Award winner. The Mercy Award recognizes one employee from each of LifePoint Health’s more than 60 hospitals, including Wythe County Community Hospital, who profoundly touches the lives of others and best represents the spirit and values on which the company was founded. 

The Mercy Award program is an annual recognition that was established in 2002 to honor the life of Scott Mercy, LifePoint’s founding chairman and chief executive officer (CEO).  The Mercy Award is considered the highest honor a LifePoint employee can receive. 

“At Wythe County Community Hospital, we share LifePoint’s commitment to making communities healthier, and we recognize that this is supported by the good work and service of our employees on and off the job,” said Chad Melton, CEO of WCCH. “We are extremely proud to recognize Steve for his efforts on behalf of our patients and our community. Steve goes above and beyond each and every day to ensure that every person he encounters is treated with the highest level of care and compassion.”

Jackson is a long tenured radiology department employee.  He is the hospital’s PACS administrator and was instrumental in the hospital’s success with the implementation of the PACS system and now with the day-to-day operations of that system.  Jackson is very involved in his community, an active church member and local scout master.

Each LifePoint hospital winner, including Jackson, will be considered for LifePoint’s 2015 company-wide Mercy Award. The company-wide winner will be announced this summer and honored during a ceremony in Nashville, Tenn., in August, to which Jackson and all hospital winners are invited to attend