Teche Regional Medical Center Names 2016 Mercy Award Winner

April 20, 2016

John “Mike” Dykes recognized for demonstrating compassion and unwavering commitment

To helping others

Teche Regional Medical Center which is part of LifePoint Health, recently announced that John “Mike” Dykes has been recognized as the hospital’s 2016 Mercy Award winner. Mike is one of roughly 70 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 Teche Regional Medical Center 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,” said Butch Frazier, CEO of Teche Regional Medical Center “Every day, Mike Dykes goes 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 Mike for his efforts on behalf of our patients and our community.”

Mike has been employed at Teche Regional Medical Center for nine years as a Surgical Tech in the Surgical Services Department. “He has been a valuable member of the Teche team throughout his tenure and is meticulous when it comes to patient care.  He ensures that anyone coming to Teche Regional for a surgical procedure is confident in the services we provide and that they are comfortable before the procedure begins,” said Butch Frazier, CEO.

Mike’s dedication and commitment to friends and community are also worthy of recognition. Outside of the hospital, he gives his time to assist anyone who is in need.   He is dedicated locally and donates his time to the Wounded Warrior Project providing hunting trips to Veterans in the community.  “Mike is respected by all who know him at Teche Regional and his name brings a smile to many faces.  He is truly an inspiration to everyone who has known him throughout the years,” said Tammy Clements, Director of Surgical Services.

Each hospital winner, including Mike Dykes will be considered for LifePoint’s 2016 company-wide Mercy Award. The company-wide winner will be announced this summer and honored during a special ceremony in Nashville, Tenn., in August, to which Mike and all hospital winners are invited to attend.