Logan Memorial Hospital Names 2015 Mercy Award Winner

June 18, 2015

Logan Memorial Hospital recently announced that Shirley Blick 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 Logan Memorial 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 Logan Memorial 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 Jim Bills, CEO of Logan Memorial Hospital. “We are extremely proud to recognize Shirley 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.”

Shirley has been employed at Logan Memorial Hospital for 16 years and serves as Director of the Emergency Room, Respiratory Therapy, Cardiac Rehab, and Sleep Lab.  Under Shirley’s direction, Logan Memorial Hospital has become an Accredited Chest Pain Center and she has enhanced patient care in the Emergency Room by improving efficiency with advanced ED metrics.  Co-worker, Carol Sanford said, “Shirley leads others by example and inspires others to go above and beyond ‘the call of duty’”.  Shirley is married to Steve Blick and has two children Kelsey, age 20 and Wesley, age 18.

Each hospital winner, including Shirley, 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 Shirley and all hospital winners are invited to attend.

Logan Memorial Hospital also recognized three staff members who were runners-up for this year’s Mercy Award.  Those individuals were: Lana Kenner, RN; Patricia Cole, Dietary; and Trisha Campbell, Nurse Practitioner at Auburn Community Health Clinic.  As part of Logan Memorial Hospital’s mission, “to be the hospital were employees want to work”, we are so glad these employees have chosen our hospital.