2017 Mercy Award Winner

September 26, 2017

LifePoint Health Honors Carol Stamper with

2017 Companywide Mercy Award

Brentwood, Tennessee (September 26, 2017) – Georgetown Community Hospital’s Carol Stamper, a veteran emergency department nurse, was recently awarded the LifePoint Health® 2017 companywide Mercy Award for her expertise, kindness and extraordinary compassion in caring for others. LifePoint Health, of which Georgetown Community Hospital (GCH) is a part, is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. The companywide Mercy Award is given annually to one of more than 46,000 employees who has profoundly touched the lives of others and embodies the spirit and values upon which the Company was founded. It was established in 2001 to honor the life and legacy of the late Scott Mercy, LifePoint’s founding chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), and is the highest honor a LifePoint employee can receive.

“Carol exemplifies what it means to show compassion and respect for others, and we are so pleased to recognize her with the 2017 companywide Mercy Award,” said William F. Carpenter III, chairman and CEO of LifePoint Health. “This special award is the strongest representation of our culture, celebrating inspiring individuals who go above and beyond to serve others each and every day.”

A member of the GCH nursing staff for more than 30 years, Stamper sets the bar high for her fellow colleagues and is known for going the extra mile in every situation. Of more than 450 hospital employees, she is the one who is mentioned most frequently by patients and their families. Her co-workers have witnessed countless occasions where she took it upon herself to make someone’s day better, such as personally replacing a patient’s treasured necklace that was lost and organizing kind gestures to help those who are going through a tough time. Through these and many other instances, Stamper continually inspires her colleagues to deliver the highest quality care possible and make a difference in the lives of patients and families.

“Carol has positively impacted so many lives at Georgetown Community Hospital,” said William Haugh, CEO of GCH. “Whether she’s comforting patients and their families in the emergency department or brightening someone’s day during difficult moments, she always demonstrates a level of servant leadership and compassion that we all aspire to emulate.”

Stamper was formally honored with the annual award at a ceremony held in Nashville, Tenn., in August.

About Georgetown Community Hospital

A part of LifePoint Health, Georgetown Community Hospital is a 75-bed acute care facility with an award-winning history of providing excellence in healthcare. Georgetown Community Hospital’s patients have access to a broad range of quality healthcare, utilizing the most advanced technology including bariatric, orthopedic, robotic and general surgery; women’s services; and outpatient services including physical therapy and radiology. To learn more, visit GeorgetownCommunityHospital.com.

About LifePoint Health®

LifePoint Health is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. Through its subsidiaries, it provides quality inpatient, outpatient and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute facilities in 22 states. It is the sole community healthcare provider in the majority of the non-urban communities it serves.  More information about the company can be found at www.LifePointHealth.net. All references to "LifePoint," "LifePoint Health" or the "Company" used in this release refer to affiliates or subsidiaries of LifePoint Health, Inc.