Rutherford Regional Names 2016 Mercy Award Winner

April 21, 2016

Rutherford Regional Names 2016 Mercy Award Winner

Paula Scoggin recognized for demonstrating compassion and commitment to helping others

Rutherfordton – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) which is part of LifePoint Health, recently announced that Paula Scoggin has been recognized as the hospital’s 2016 Mercy Award winner. Scoggin is one of roughly 70 other individuals across LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company that employs more than 46,000 individuals, to receive this award.

The annual Mercy Award program was established in 2002 to honor the life of Scott Mercy, LifePoint’s founding chairman and chief executive officer (CEO). It recognizes one employee from each of LifePoint’s 72 healthcare facilities, and the Health Support Center based in Brentwood, Tenn., who profoundly touches the lives of others and best represents the spirit and values on which the company was founded. The Mercy Award is considered the highest honor a LifePoint employee can receive.

“At Rutherford Regional, we share LifePoint’s commitment to making communities healthier, and we realize that the hard work and dedication of our employees is critical to our success,” said James Atkins, CEO of RRHS. “Every day, Paula goes above and beyond to demonstrate a level of care and compassion that we want every person who enters our facilities to experience. We are extremely proud to recognize Paula for her efforts on behalf of our patients and our community.”

Scoggin, who first came to RRHS in 1996, is a Quality Program Specialist who also is active in her church and the local food bank. She was recognized for taking on difficult assignments and improving processes in her department and throughout the medical center. She was described at the award ceremony as gracious, loyal, positive, uplifting, a team player, and going beyond what is required in order to show concern for patients and help the hospital achieve exceptional outcomes.

Each hospital winner, including Scoggins, will be considered for LifePoint’s 2016 company-wide Mercy Award. The company-wide winner will be announced this summer and honored during a special ceremony in Nashville, Tenn., in August, to which Scoggin and all hospital winners are invited to attend.