Acadian Medical Center’s Ingram named 2016 Mercy Award winner
Gene Ingram, 2016 recipient of the Mercy Award, left, is shown with Scott Smith, CEO of Mercy Regional Medical Center/Acadian Medical Center. (LSN photo by Myra Miller)
Gene Ingram is Mercy Regional Medical Center and Acadian Medical Center’s 2016 Mercy Award winner.
The Mercy Award recognizes one employee from each of LifePoint Health’s more than 70 hospitals, including Mercy Regional Medical Center/Acadian 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. The Mercy Award is considered the highest honor a LifePoint employee can receive.
“At Acadian 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 Scott Smith, CEO of Mercy Regional Medical Center/Acadian Medical Center.
“We are extremely pleased and honored to recognize Gene Ingram. He goes above and beyond each and every day to ensure that every person he encounters is treated with the highest level of care and compassion.
“Not only is he an overall and exceptional employee here at the hospital, he goes beyond the walls of his work duties. He volunteers outside of work at local and community events.
“His dedication is evident everyday in his work duties. He displays a positive attitude in everything he does. He is inspiring, always a kind word to others, and has a smile with everyone he meets and greets.
“He is very deserving of this award. His commitment and dedication to this hospital goes without saying,” said Smith.
Ingram, a registered nurse for the past 20 years, is director of surgical services at Acadian Medical Center since 2008.
Ingram is married to Summer Bertrand Ingram and the father of two children, Isaac, and Emma.
Each hospital winner, including Ingram, will be considered for LifePoint’s 2016 company-wide Mercy Award. The company-wide winner will be announced this summer and honored during a ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, in August. All hospital winners are invited to attend the ceremony.