Ashley Regional Medical Center Names 2020 Mercy Award Winner

May 13, 2020

photo of Tawnie Reynolds 2020 Mercy Award winnerVERNAL, UTAH (May 13, 2020) – Ashley Regional Medical Center recently announced that Tawnie Reynolds has been recognized as the hospital’s 2020 Mercy Award winner. The Mercy Award recognizes one employee from each of LifePoint Health’s hospitals who profoundly touches the lives of others and best represents the spirit and values on which the company was founded.

The Mercy Award is an annual recognition program established in 2001 to honor the life and contributions of Scott Mercy, LifePoint’s founding chairman and chief executive officer. The award is the highest honor a LifePoint employee can receive.

“At Ashley Regional, we share LifePoint’s commitment to Making Communities Healthier, and we recognize this is supported by the good work and service of our employees on and off the job,” said Wes Taylor, CEO of Ashley Regional Medical Center. “We are extremely proud to recognize Tawnie Reynolds 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 receives the highest level of care and compassion.”

Tawnie had several nominations that detailed her dedication to improving the skills of staff, teamwork and jumping in to do anything that is needed. In 2018 she, along with a few Ashley Regional nurses, volunteered and traveled to the east coast to provide disaster relief to one of our sister hospitals during Hurricane Florence.

Each hospital winner, including Tawnie, will be considered for LifePoint’s 2020 companywide Mercy Award. The companywide winner will be announced later this year.

About Ashley Regional Medical Center

A part of LifePoint Health Ashley Regional Medical Center serves the Uintah Basin and surrounding area. Through its 39-bed, Joint Commission-accredited acute care facility and physician practices, Ashley Regional Medical Center provides inpatient and outpatient services. It is a designated Level IV trauma center, an Accredited Chest Pain Center and has been designated as a Stroke Receiving Facility by the Utah State Department of Health. The hospital's campus also includes a 45,000-square-foot, three-story Women's Center and an Infusion Center. Ashley Regional has been recognized by Health Insight, Leapfrog Group and other sources for excellence in quality indicators and measures.