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He became a principal vice president in 2013 and senior vice president in 2020.
Hartman, a certified professional engineer, holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He’s a member of the International Association of Automation ISA and the National Society of Black Engineers.
He succeeds Valerie McCain, who died after a short illness earlier this year.
Pickard is an MRI technician in Diagnostic Imaging. He is being recognized not only for the compassionate care he provides, but for his community contributions. He regularly volunteers for mission trips and relief efforts. He has been to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Around 15 years ago, Pickard had learned American Sign Language (ASL) when his wife lost her hearing and went deaf. A friend asked if he would be willing to tutor their son, Luke, in some basic sign language. Today, Pickard and Luke run the deaf ministry at his church, providing ASL interpretation for at services.
Each facility winner, including Pickard, will be considered for Lifepoint’s 2023 companywide Mercy Award. The award is considered the highest honor a Lifepoint employee can receive.
Ebbers, a clinical educator/staff developer with 25 years of experience, has been a valued employee at Lourdes for nearly 15 years, most of which has been spent managing emergency preparedness, trauma and stroke. She has worked to strengthen relationships with first responders and emergency management staff. She has organized many specialized trainings unique to the Tri-Cities area, including radiation training for a nuclear plant response. All of her teachings and practices came into play during the Covid-19 response. There was constant communication between her and community officials. While coordinating with community partners, she could also be found assisting on the floors educating staff about personal protection equipment, working as the house supervisor and picking up shifts on one of the medical floors.
Each facility winner, including Ebbers, will be considered for Lifepoint’s 2023 companywide Mercy Award. The award is considered the highest honor a Lifepoint employee can receive.
The foundation – which provides grants to low-income schools to help them expand, update and diversify their collections – awarded $1.5 million in library grants this year. It has awarded $21 million to more than 3,600 schools across the country in all since it formed in 2002.
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