Mercy Hospital named Industry of the Year in Oelwein

posted 10/19/2017 by Adam Amdor in News

Mercy Hospital and its associates were recognized at the annual Oelwein Chamber and Area Development (OCAD) community awards on October 18, 2017, receiving two awards out of seven.
 
OCAD named Mercy Hospital the 2017 Industry of the Year. The hospital opened its newly-renovated Emergency Department last fall, is actively planning to open a new Convenient Care and Occupational Medicine clinic on the fourth floor of the hospital by the end of this year. Mercy has also upgraded technology in several areas.
 
"Being an important asset to all our residents and surrounding areas is important with growth, adding to services and expansions that have proven the strong foundation that anchors this industry in our community!" said OCAD Executive Director Deb Howard.
 
Mercy Hospital associates were recognized at the annual awards as well, being named 2017 Community Volunteer of the Year. Mercy associates participate in many community activities, including regularly taking part in Oelwein's monthly food pantry, which was launched in October 2015 through a partnership of Wheaton Iowa and the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.
 
"Being a part of a community is more than living or working in a community. It takes being an active role model, volunteering and helping whenever possible," said Howard. "This award is being presented to a group of volunteers who have exceeded the definition of a great volunteer. Thank you to Mercy Hospital Employees for being a part of our community!"
 
"I am so proud of our associates!" said Mercy site administrator Terri Derflinger. "They continue to put our mission of helping others at the forefront of everything they do!"


Pictured left to right: Terri Derflinger, Mercy Site Administrator and Wheaton Iowa Mission Leader; Deb Howard, Executive Director of OCAD; Jon King, President of OCAD; Sue Schneider, Mercy Living Plus Activities Director; Liz Gilson, Mercy Human Resources/Foundation Manager; Tina Walton, Mercy Hospital Employee Activities Chairperson; Jessica Burkhart, Wellness Center Supervisor; Anne Pelc, PharmD, Mercy Pharmacy. Photo by Deb Kunkle/Oelwein Daily Register.


Pictured left to right: Deb Howard, Executive Director of OCAD; Jon King, President of OCAD; Terri Derflinger, Mercy Site Administrator and Wheaton Iowa Mission Leader; Sue Schneider, Mercy Living Plus Activities Director; Liz Gilson, Mercy Human Resources/Foundation Manager; Tina Walton, Mercy Hospital Employee Activities Chairperson; Jessica Burkhart, Wellness Center Supervisor; Anne Pelc, PharmD, Mercy Pharmacy. Photo by Deb Kunkle/Oelwein Daily Register.