HANCOCK — Physical Therapist Katie Temple has been announced as
Portage Health’s 2014 Mercy Award recipient in recognition of her commitment
to patient care and the community.
the work place, Katie embodies Portage Health’s tagline, ‘Here for you.’
Quality patient care comes naturally to Katie. She is compassionate, caring and
acts selflessly to improve the lives of her patients,” said Jim Bogan,
President and CEO of Portage Health.
In addition to her role at Portage Health, Katie is a
volunteer assistant hockey coach for the local Keweenaw Storm girls’ youth
hockey team. Her volunteer position consumes countless evenings and weekends
for practice, games and travel. Katie is also a volunteer for many of Portage
Health’s community events.
Mercy Award was created to honor outstanding individuals for their commitment
to LifePoint’s high standards of excellence. The Mercy Award is given annually
in honor of Scott L. Mercy (1961-2000), founding Chief Executive Officer of
LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. This award recognizes individuals who consistently go
beyond the call of duty in serving their patients and the community. The award
identifies an employee who demonstrates a level of commitment and caring that
transcends the everyday, and inspires others with compassion, dedication and a
local honor places Katie in nomination for LifePoint’s 2014 companywide Mercy
Award, the highest honor an employee can earn within LifePoint Hospitals. Portage
Health is one of more than 60 LifePoint Hospitals across the nation.
For more information, please call Victor Harrington at (906) 483-1550.