Christel Hicks Named Teche Regional’s 2017 Mercy Award Winner

May 23, 2017

Teche Regional Medical Center recently announced that Christel Hicks has been recognized as the hospital’s 2017 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 2002 to honor the life of Scott Mercy, LifePoint’s founding chairman and chief executive officer. The 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 recognize this is supported by the good work and service of our employees on and off the job,” said Butch Frazier, CEO of Teche Regional Medical Center. “We are extremely proud to recognize Christel 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.”

Christel has been employed at Teche Regional Medical Center for 18 years. She started as a Respiratory Therapist and is now the Director of Informatics. “Christel is always positive, compassionate and respectful of everyone she works with. She consistently goes above and beyond to help our physicians each day. She is relentless in her pursuit of making our clinical systems work as efficiently as possible,” said Dianne Teal, Chief Nursing Officer.

Christel’s dedication and commitment to her family, friends and community are also worthy of recognition. She is very active in her community church and schools. She and her family routinely participate in fundraisers for St. Jude and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.  “Christel is respected by all who know her at Teche Regional and is positive, respectful and always models exemplary behavior,” said Butch Frazier, CEO.

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