2021 Mercy Award Winner
Elizabeth Keys, BSRT, RRT
Director of Cardiopulmonary and Neurodiagnostics
Elizabeth has been recognized as St. Joseph Regional Medical Center’s 2021 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 and contributions of Scott Mercy, LifePoint’s founding chairman and chief executive officer. The award is considered the highest honor a LifePoint employee can receive.
Elizabeth is described by her coworkers as a servant leader with an unwavering commitment to her team. When the COVID-19 pandemic began escalating, the demand for respiratory services increased significantly. Selfless and supportive – and a respiratory therapist – Elizabeth jumped in without hesitation, taking point on the breathing troubles of some of our sickest patients. With devotion to her patients, she took on heavy loads in the ICU while demonstrating deep compassion and respect for the patients and their healthcare team.
“We are extremely proud to recognize Elizabeth for her efforts on behalf of our patients and our community,” said Holly Urban, Chief Nursing Officer for St. Joe’s. Adding, “she goes above and beyond each and every day to ensure that every person she encounters receives the highest level of care and compassion. We feel fortunate to have her on our healthcare team.”