SRMC Names 2017 Mercy Award Winner

October 23, 2017

Sumner Regional Medical Center Names 2017 Mercy Award Winner

Melvin Boone recognized for demonstrating compassion and

unwavering commitment to helping others

Gallatin, Tennessee (October 23, 2017) – Sumner Regional Medical Center (SRMC), which is part of LifePoint Health, recently announced that Guest Services Specialist Melvin Boone has been recognized as the hospital’s 2017 Mercy Award winner. Boone is one of roughly 70 other individuals across LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company that employs more than 46,000 individuals, 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 Sumner Regional Medical Center, 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 Susan Peach, CEO of SRMC. “Every day, Melvin 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 Melvin for his efforts on behalf of our patients and our community.”

Melvin Boone has worked as Guest Services Specialist at SRMC for more than a decade, providing assistance to patients, guests, volunteers, physicians, and employees at the front entrance to the hospital.  He is known for his always positive attitude, friendliness, and commitment to going above and beyond in his work. 

About Sumner Regional Medical Center

Sumner Regional Medical Center, part of LifePoint Health, is a progressive 155-bed acute care facility in Gallatin, Tenn.  It is the flagship hospital of HighPoint Health System and offers a wide range of services including emergency, diagnostic, surgical, women’s, pediatric and rehabilitative services.  The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and features an accredited Chest Pain Center, Primary Stroke Center and an accredited Cancer Center.  For more information about Sumner Regional Medical Center, visit For more information about LifePoint Health, visit