Central Carolina Hospital Names 2016 Mercy Award Winner

May 5, 2016

Central Carolina Hospital recently announced that John Paschal has been recognized as the hospital's 2016 Mercy Award winner. Paschal is one of roughly 70 other individuals across LifePoint Health®, of which CCH is a part since being acquired by Duke LifePoint Healthcare, 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 Central Carolina Hospital, 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 John Maxwell, CEO of Central Carolina Hospital. "Every day, John 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 John for his efforts on behalf of our patients and our community." 

Paschal has been a dedicated employee at Central Carolina Hospital for 38 years. He is not only dedicated to the hospital, staff, and patients, but also to the community through numerous volunteer positions. Paschal serves food to the less fortunate as a volunteer at the Bread of Life Ministry, participates in the Gideon Ministry to provide Bibles to those in need of spiritual guidance, and counsels those who suffer from addictions. 

Each hospital winner, including Paschal, 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 Paschal and all hospital winners are invited to attend.

About Central Carolina Hospital

Central Carolina Hospital, a Duke Lifepoint hospital, is a 137-bed acute care hospital that serves the health care needs of Lee County and surrounding communities.  With over 120 physicians, the hospital offers a wide range of specialties including cardiology, orthopedics, general surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, otolaryngology, emergency medicine, gastroenterology, pediatrics, hospitalist services, internal medicine, nephrology, hematology, urology, podiatry, dentistry, pulmonary medicine, and wound care. Hospital services include emergency room, physical and occupational therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging and radiology, inpatient and outpatient surgery, dialysis, maternity services, nutritional counseling by clinical dietitians, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Central Carolina Hospital was reaccredited by the Joint Commission for a 3-year period in May 2015.

Committed to providing quality care to the community, the hospital has earned numerous disease-specific quality designations:

  • American Heart Association Get with the GuidelinesSM Gold Plus Performance Achieve¬ment Award for Heart Failure, January 2015
  • American Heart Association Get with the GuidelinesSM Gold Plus Performance Achieve¬ment Award for Stroke, 2016
  • Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Heart Failure, June 2015 
  • Joint Commission Advanced Primary Stroke Certification, March 2015 
  • Joint Commission Certification for Chest Pain, December 2015
  • Healogics Center of Distinction for Wound Care, February2016