SageWest Health Care names 2018 Mercy Award Winners

April 5, 2018

SageWest Health Care, announced that Jenni Anderson and Deborah Ellsworth earned the organization’s 2018 Mercy Award, for the Riverton and Lander campuses, respectively. The Mercy Award recognizes one employee from each SageWest campus who profoundly touches the lives of others and best represents the spirit and values on which the company was founded.

With a compassionate spirit, Jenni consistently goes above and beyond to support staff members, medical staff and patients at SageWest. She always makes herself available to provide support and lend a helping hand, with a smile on her face and cheerful attitude. Jenni’s generosity continues to inspire others through her current and past volunteerism with Leadership Fremont County, Trinity Lutheran School, Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fundraisers, honoring local cancer heroes and her family.

Embodying her passion and commitment for serving others, Deborah lives each day with service to others in mind. Her perseverance and empowerment makes a difference in many people’s lives, not only in our community but throughout the entire world. Deborah shares her boundless enthusiasm through her active involvement in her church, school committees, coaching youth sports, cancer fundraisers, missions in Haiti orphanages, her service in Mexico with the National Optometric Rehabilitation Association, her family, community and adopted family members.

“At SageWest Health Care, 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,” Alan Daugherty, CEO of SageWest Health Care said. “Every day, both Jenni and Deborah go 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 Jenni and Deborah for their efforts on behalf of our patients and our communities.”

The Mercy Award is an annual recognition program established in 2002 to honor the life and contributions of Scott Mercy, LifePoint’s founding chairman and chief executive officer. The award is considered the highest honor a LifePoint employee can receive.

Each hospital winner, including Anderson and Ellsworth will be considered for LifePoint’s 2018 company-wide Mercy Award. The company-wide winner will be announced this summer and will be honored during a special ceremony in Nashville, Tenn., in August, along with all other hospital winners.