Providence Health is now accepting nominations!

Click here to nominate someone from Providence Health for the 2018 Mercy Award

Click the "Call for" button above to nominate online.
Deadline for Submission is April 10, 2020.

LifePoint Health’s Mercy Award recognizes one employee who best exemplifies the spirit and values upon which the company was founded. Named after Scott Mercy, founding Chairman and first CEO, the Mercy Award is the highest honor a LifePoint Health employee can receive.

Each year, hospitals select a local Mercy Award winner from among all employee nominees. Then one companywide winner is selected from among facility winners. The annual Mercy Award gives hospitals an opportunity to recognize excellence and hold up those who inspire and lead others by their example.

Selection Criteria

Mercy Award winners embrace LifePoint’s High Five Guiding Principles and:

  • Consistently go beyond the call of duty in serving patients, co-workers and the community
  • Demonstrate a level of commitment and caring that transcends the everyday
  • Respect others in everything they do
  • Inspire others with compassion, dedication and a merciful spirit


All non-officer employees who work 20 hours or more weekly are eligible. Volunteers and physicians are not eligible.

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About Scott Mercy (1961-2000)

Scott Mercy: Extraordinary leader, inspiring story

Scott Mercy, LifePoint’s founding Chairman and CEO, understood that a group of people working together toward a common goal can accomplish extraordinary things. He planted the seed that became LifePoint Health. His story took root then and is still being written today … by those who not only believe in Scott’s
vision, but strive for it each and every day.

Today, our mission is Making Communities Healthier by Extending Christ's Healing Ministry, and we work to achieve this in memory of a man who led and inspired by example. Scott’s warmth, humor and down-to-earth style helped create a culture that still resonates throughout our organization.

He also 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, Scott lost his life while pursuing one of his passions -- learning to fly an airplane. Although Scott no longer walks our halls, his spirit carries on in the employees who embrace his philosophies and strive to reach the high standards he set.

The Mercy Award pays tribute to those who follow in Scott’s footsteps and helps us remember the life of a great leader and friend.

Click here to nominate someone from Providence Health for the 2020 Mercy Award online.