Castleview Hospital Names 2017 Mercy Award Winner

May 24, 2017

Castleview Hospital, which is part of LifePoint Health, recently announced that Lezlie Lauritsen has been recognized as the hospital’s 2017 Mercy Award winner. Lezlie is one of roughly 72 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 Castleview Hospital, our commitment is making communities healthier, and we realize that the hard work and dedication of our employees is critical to our success,” said Mark Holyoak, CEO of Castleview Hospital “Lezlie is consistent in going above and beyond the call of duty in serving patients, co-workers, and the community. Lezlie inspires others with her pleasant, encouraging, and helpful demeanor. Lezlie is always going the extra mile for the hospital, patients, and community.”

In addition, Lezlie volunteers her time to teach BLS (Basic Life Support) to local high school students who are enrolled in health sciences.

Each hospital winner, including Lezlie, will be considered for LifePoint’s 2017 company-wide Mercy Award. The company-wide winner will be announced this summer and honored during a special ceremony in Nashville, Tenn., to which Lezlie and all hospital winners are invited to attend.

About Castleview Hospital

A part of LifePoint Health. Castleview Hospital has been serving surrounding communities since 1980, it is a family of approximately 400 associates, physicians and volunteers. Castleview Hospital is a 49 bed facility and includes Emery Medical Center. Our mission is to make our community healthier and provide high quality health care close to home. For more information please visit our website at