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Valley View Medical Center Names 2020 Mercy Award Winner

Written by The Bee

July 26, 2020

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Valley View Medical Center (VVMC) recently announced that Marahi Flores has been recognized as the hospital’s 2020 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 and contributions of Scott Mercy, LifePoint’s founding Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The award is considered the highest honor a LifePoint employee can receive.

“At Valley View Medical Center, 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 Feliciano Jiron, CEO of Valley View Medical Center. We are extremely proud to recognize Marahi for her efforts on behalf of our patients and our community. She goes above and beyond each and every day to ensure that every person she encounters receives the highest level of care and compassion, both inside and outside of the hospital.”

As a dedicated employee who serves both Valley View Medical Center and its sister hospital Havasu Regional Medical Center in the Human Resources departments, Marahi is a passionate and tenacious leader who takes pride in being an employee and organizational advocate. As a community leader, Marahi proudly represents the hospital within the multiple organizations with which she shares her valuable time. Marahi is also known for encouraging staff to get involved in supporting the community and building awareness for several key projects that positively impact our River Valley.

From the Catholic Charities Homeless Shelter, Meals for the Homeless Program, Colorado Women’s Council and Shop with a First Responder Program, to name a few, her positive spirit reflects her caring and giving heart. Marahi has helped to raise funding and directly participated in the building of two community playgrounds, as well as the renovation and painting of several elderly military veterans homes throughout the Mohave County area.

She has actively coordinated the VVMC Trunk or Treat, Boom Box Parade and Veterans Parade celebrations, which the hospital has been proud to be a part of. Marahi has also been key in assisting with the facility’s annual “Teddy Bear Clinic,” where over 450 local kindergarteners are provided with a full hospital tour and education on healthcare.

Each hospital winner, including Marahi Flores, will be considered for LifePoint’s 2020 Company-wide Mercy Award. The Company-wide winner will be announced this summer and honored during a ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee in October, to which Marahi and all hospital winners are invited to attend.

About Valley View Medical Center
Opened in 2005, Valley View Medical Center is an 84-bed acute care facility with multiple adjoining
medical office buildings and offsite physician offices. The hospital provides 24-hour emergency
service with full-time Board-certified emergency physicians on duty. The state-of-the-art main
campus features 100% private rooms for labor and delivery, acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and
intensive care. Valley View offers a full complement of community and regional referral services in all
of the major medical disciplines with a medical staff that represents a broad cross section of specialty
areas. Valley View Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety
by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The
award signifies that Valley View Medical Center is in the top 15% of 3,179 U.S. hospitals for patient
safety. Visit http://www.valleyviewmedicalcenter.net to learn more.

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