Western Plains Names 2017 Mercy Award Winner

May 24, 2017

Western Plains Medical Complex recently announced that Jeremy Rabe has been recognized as the hospital’s 2017 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 of Scott Mercy, LifePoint’s founding chairman and chief executive officer. The award is considered the highest honor a LifePoint employee can receive.

“At Western Plains, we share LifePoint’s commitment to Making Communities Healthier, and we recognize this is supported by the good work and service of our employees on and off the job,” said Jerry Dooley, interim chief executive officer at Western Plains. “We are extremely proud to recognize Jeremy for his efforts on behalf of our patients and our community. Jeremy goes above and beyond each and every day to ensure that every person receives the highest level of care and compassion.”

Jeremy embodies LifePoint’s mission of Making Communities Healthier. Jeremy actively participates in several community service activities not only for activities sponsored by Western Plains, but also for the Knights of Columbus and for Our Lady of Guadalupe. Jeremy is also very active in the parent organization with his children’s grade school, Sacred Heart Cathedral School. Whether it is dressing up as Santa or the Easter Bunny for Hospital activities, or participating in bowling league events to raise funds for those less fortunate, Jeremy can always be counted on to enthusiastically volunteer his time.

Jeremy is the director of imaging at Western Plains, and is an asset to Western Plains, not only as a valued leader, but as well as a skilled imaging technologist. Jeremy was raised in this community. Because of his years of service at Western Plains as well as his active involvement with the community, school and church, he is well known in the community and is frequently personally requested by patients. Jeremy consistently ensures physician and patient satisfaction by always making himself available to his fellow employees and medical staff. Jeremy is supportive of Dodge City and Western Plains, he recognizes the need to keep Western Plains alive and well within the community.

In addition to his extraordinary clinical skills, Jeremy is a compassionate advocate for others in the community and is a loving husband and father to his wife, Julie, and his two children, Jaden & Jason.

Jeremy will be considered for LifePoint’s 2017 company-wide Mercy Award. The company-wide winner will be announced this summer and honored during a ceremony in Nashville, Tenn., in August, to which Jeremy and all hospital winners are invited to attend.