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Katie Temple named 2014 Mercy Award recipient

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Temple Mercy AwardHANCOCK — 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. 



“In 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.  


The 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 merciful spirit.  


This 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. 

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