Castleview Hospital Names 2016 Mercy Award Winner


Chad Cowdell, Pharmacy Director, recognized for demonstrating compassion and unwavering commitment to helping others

Castleview Hospital, which is part of LifePoint Health, recently announced that Chad Cowdell has been recognized as the hospital’s 2016 Mercy Award winner. Chad 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 Castleview 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 Mark Holyoak, CEO of Castleview Hospital “Every day, Chad 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 Chad for his efforts on behalf of our patients and our community.”

In addition, Chad volunteers his time in coaching youth soccer in the community and helped get the program going in Carbon County. His coaching skills does not stop there, Chad is also the Carbon High School Soccer Coach. Chad doesn’t take his coaching lightly, he takes this opportunity to be a leader and mentor to the young men he coaches. He asks for each player to do their best on the field and off the field, he requires they volunteer in the community as well, whether this is by cleaning up the trash on the side of the road, pulling weeds, or helping out senior citizens. Chad coaches to teach the young men principles they will need and be thankful for when they are older.

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

About Castleview Hospital

A part of LifePoint Health, Castleview Hospital has been serving surrounding communities since 1980, it is a family of approximately 400 associates, physicians and volunteers. Castleview Hospital is a 49-bed facility and includes Emery Medical Center. Our mission is to make our community healthier and provide high quality health care close to home. For more information, please visit our website at

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