Raleigh General Hospital Names 2021 Mercy Award Winner

April 28, 2021

Tiffany Cook recognized for demonstrating compassion and unwavering commitment

To helping others

Beckley, W.Va. (Aril 28, 2021) – Raleigh General Hospital recently announced that Tiffany Cook has been recognized as the hospital’s 2021 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 Raleigh General Hospital, 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 Simon Ratliff, CEO of Raleigh General Hospital. “We are extremely proud to recognize Tiffany Cook 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.”

 In September of 2017 her life changed forever when she lost son Jaxon due to complications from 1p36 deletion syndrome, a genetic disorder he was diagnosed with in 2015.  In her grief, God spoke to her heart, giving her family a mission to start "The Eat Cake Foundation" to help the hurting in our communities.  The foundation is responsible for feeding, clothing and helping those in need. Tiffany’s impact is seen in our community and within the hospital. She is a positive light to our hospital and so deserving of this honor.

Each hospital winner, including Tiffany, will be considered for LifePoint’s 2021 companywide Mercy Award. The companywide winner will be announced this summer and honored during a ceremony in Nashville, Tenn., in August, to which Tiffany and all hospital winners are invited to attend.

About Raleigh General Hospital

A part of LifePoint Health®, Raleigh General Hospital, southern West Virginia’s leading medical center, has served the city of Beckley and surrounding counties since 1921. The acute care hospital offers a full range of services including trauma, obstetrics, advanced imaging, lithotripsy, interventional cardiac care, oncology, emergency, gastroenterology, and advanced wound care and hyperbaric medicine services. Additionally, we offer the following surgical services: general, orthopedic, vascular, spine, gynecology, ENT and podiatry. Each year, the hospital admits over 10,000 patients, delivers about 1,100 babies and treats nearly 50,000 people in its emergency department. Approximately 3,500 inpatient surgeries, 8,000 outpatient surgeries and 4,500 endoscopies are performed annually. To learn more about Raleigh General Hospital, visit http://www.raleighgeneral.com.