Conyers, GA – Rockdale Medical Center recently announced that Jennifer Phillips, MSW (Medical Social Worker) 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 Rockdale Medical Center, 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 Rockdale Medical Center, 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 Deborah Armstrong, CEO of Rockdale Medical Center. “We are extremely proud to recognize Jennifer for her efforts on behalf of our patients and our community. She goes above and beyond each and every day to ensure that every person she encounters is treated with the highest level of care and compassion. She is an excellent example of Service before Self, and at Rockdale we call that a Rock Star.”
Jennifer received nominations from numerous individuals, but each referenced her “spirit of giving”, “volunteer spirit”, “compassionate”, and “true desire to help others”. Beyond the responsibilities of her role, Jennifer works with local organizations to assist patients with affordable medications, medical equipment, housing, food, and transportation. As one individual noted, “Jennifer truly addresses the whole health of our patients.”
Each hospital winner, including Jennifer, 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 Rockdale Medical Center and all hospital winners are invited to attend.
About Rockdale Medical Center
A part of LifePoint Health, Rockdale Medical Center is a 138-bed acute-care hospital that offers an extensive range of in-patient and out-patient services and leading-edge technology. Rockdale Medical Center is fully accredited by The Joint Commission which evaluates hospital patient care for quality, safety and value.