HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (October 11, 2012) – Nine employees and one physician were honored recently as Service Excellence Award winners at TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

“The Service Excellence Awards were created last year as an acknowledgement of employees who exhibit and reflect our hospital’s Service Excellence values,” said Regina Bartlett, Chief Executive Officer. “We expect a certain level of customer service from all our employees, volunteers and physicians but this helps us recognize those who take that service to a higher level.”

Fellow employees nominate those that are noticed raising the Service Excellence standards and those nominations go to an employee-led committee who then chooses the individual honorees.

Those employees recognized included Christy Barnes, LPN, Emergency Department; Lugene Cooper, Food and Nutritional Services; Cindy Corley, RN, Women’s Services; Nick Hurst, Plant Ops; Larry Kepley, RN, Emergency Department; Matthew Lucas, Med/Surg;  Robert Mahorney, Surgical Services; Tanya Meyer, RN, Med/Surg; Kim Sutton, Medical Imaging.

Physician winner was Dr. Brandon Riggan, OBGYN.

Photo Attachment: Top L to R:   Robert Mahorney; Nick Hurst; Christy Barnes;  Lugene Cooper;  Matthew Lucas; Dr. Brandon Riggan. Bottom L to R:  Tanya  Meyer; Cindy Corley; Larry Kepley; Kim Sutton.

Photo Attachment: Top L to R:   Robert Mahorney; Nick Hurst; Christy Barnes;  Lugene Cooper;  Matthew Lucas; Dr. Brandon Riggan. Bottom L to R:  Tanya  Meyer; Cindy Corley; Larry Kepley; Kim Sutton.

TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center, a 110-bed community-based medical center with comprehensive medical and surgical programs, has proudly provided quality healthcare to Sumner and surrounding counties for more than 30 years.  TriStar Hendersonville is the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in Sumner County, increasing the likelihood of survival in a cardiac emergency by 37 percent, is a Certified Primary Stroke Center and the hospital is the region’s only community hospital with an Accredited Joint Center.  For more information about the services offered, health plans accepted or to request a tour, call TriStar MedLine at 342-1919 or visit the website at TriStarHealth.com and choose Hendersonville.