Conemaugh Health System, part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, has announced its 2015 Mercy Award winners. The Mercy Award is an annual recognition by LifePoint Health that was established in 2002 to honor the life of Scott Mercy, LifePoint’s founding chairman and chief executive officer. The Mercy Award recognizes one employee from each of LifePoint Health’s more than 60 hospitals, and is the highest honor a LifePoint employee can receive.
“We are so proud of our 2015 Mercy Award winners,” says Scott Becker, Chief Executive Officer of Conemaugh Health System. “These individuals go above and beyond in our organization and in the community. They provide the Ideal Patient Experience to our patients, visitors, and colleagues, and extend their talent, skills, and generosity well beyond expectations. They truly live our vision of Excellence. Every Patient. Every Time.”
Jill Dillman-Stull is a MedStar Flight Nurse and Trauma Prevention Outreach Coordinator at Conemaugh Memorial. In addition to taking care of critical patients and being an advocate for the Conemaugh flight program, Jill is active with Conemaugh’s Donor Advisory Committee and the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) helping to raise awareness of the importance of organ, tissue, and eye donation. She coordinates several trauma prevention programs including farm safety in local rural communities.
Kim Buterbaugh is the Office Manager for Family Healthcare Offices at Conemaugh Meyersdale. She serves as a liaison between medical offices and the hospital, ensuring an ideal patient experience for all of her patients. Kim is an active member of her church and volunteers for the Kid’s Club and Relay for Life teams.
Steven Kutchman is the Manager of Respiratory Therapy at Conemaugh Miners. He is active in the community and provides educational courses on hunting safety. He also promotes Pennsylvania’s motorcycle safety course and is an active member of his church.
Sheila Stombaugh is a Night Shift Supervisor at Nason Hospital. She provides care, comfort, and compassion to her patients each day. She volunteers as the Missions Coordinator at her church, where she also provides ministries to married couples and helps prepare young couples for marriage.
Conemaugh employees were asked to nominate individuals in the organization who met specific criteria including consistently going beyond the call of duty in serving patients and the community, demonstrating a level of commitment and caring that transcends the everyday, respecting others in everything he / she does, and inspiring others with compassion and a merciful spirit. In total, forty Conemaugh employees between the four hospitals were nominated for the award.
Each hospital winner will be considered for LifePoint’s 2015 company-wide Mercy Award. The company-wide winner will be announced this August.
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Amy Bradley, Director of Public Affairs
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