Davis Hospital Employee Receives Prestigious National Award
Layton, Utah, December 4, 2009
Davis Hospital and Medical Center employee Tracey Scadden, RN, has received the 2009 IASIS Healthcare Chairman’s Award. The award, which is the highest honor an employee can receive, recognizes employees who demonstrate commitment to community service in addition to excellence on the job. IASIS Healthcare is the parent company of Davis Hospital.
Tracey was nominated for her efforts in assisting and mentoring a running and triathlon partner who became blind after an automobile accident. Tracey spent many hours completing the training needed for two people to learn to run and swim in tandem, and then successfully completed the triathlon. Tracey’s enthusiasm for exercise and racing also inspired her to form her own team, “The Zena Road Warriors”, to compete in the Wasatch Back Relay. Tracey and her blind partner continue to race together. In the most recent race in 2009, Tracey convinced eight nurses from the Nursery department where she works to train and compete together in the race.
“Tracey is a wonderful inspiration, example of service to others, and is a great ambassador for IASIS and Davis Hospital and Medical Center”, said Michael Jensen, Davis Hospital CEO. Scadden has been employed in the Nursery at Davis Hospital for 22 years.
In appreciation for her contributions, IASIS will make a $1,000 contribution to the charity of her choice on Scadden’s behalf.
Winners of the IASIS Healthcare Chairman’s Award are selected based on commitment to community causes or activities, recognition among co-workers for contributions to the community, and commitment to patient care and work performance. The awards were presented recently during a special ceremony in Nashville, Tenn.
Located in Layton, Davis Hospital is a 225-bed acute care facility. IASIS Healthcare Corporation, located in Franklin, Tenn., is a leading owner and operator of acute-care hospital and develops and operates networks of medium sized hospitals in high growth urban and suburban markets.