Wilson Medical Center Names 2018 Mercy Award Winner

April 18, 2018

Janie Baker recognized for demonstrating compassion and unwavering commitment to helping others

Wilson Medical Center recently announced that Janie Baker has been recognized as the hospital’s 2018 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.

“At Wilson 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 both on and off the job,” said Bill Caldwell, CEO of Wilson Medical Center. “We are extremely proud to recognize Janie 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.”

Janie is presently the Information Services Compliance Coordinator at Wilson Medical Center, where she has worked in various roles for the last 32 years. She also worked four years at Wilson Medical Center prior to her last hire. During Janie’s 36 years, she has been a part of many transitions within Information Services, most notably the implementation of the hospital’s Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system. She currently works with departments throughout the hospital to provide ongoing support and ensure our systems and processes are compliant with the stringent audit requirements.

Janie also gives back to her community not only in Wilson, but in our state, country and overseas. She volunteers at her church, where she has served in numerous roles including organizing outreach ministries to a local Hispanic community and serving as a mentor to youth and children. Janie’s has also volunteered with Angels Attic in Elm City, a Christian ministry to help those in need. Janie leads efforts at her church to collect shoe boxes for those in need, as part of the Samaritan’s Purse with Operation Christmas Child (OCC). She has served with Samaritan’s Purse as a local Area Coordinator since 2010. With her efforts, the number of shoeboxes collecting each year has grown and in 2017, almost 25,000 gifts were collected with her leadership.  She has even had the opportunity to travel to Ecuador and Uganda to help deliver the shoeboxes.

Janie has a merciful spirit and provides strong vision and leadership both within the hospital walls, and outside in our local community and abroad.

Each hospital’s winner, including Janie, will be considered for LifePoint’s 2018 company-wide Mercy Award. The company-wide winner will be announced this summer and will be honored at a special celebration in Nashville, Tenn., in August, along with all other hospital winners.