Covenant Health Employees Receive First Cardiac Services Excellence Awards

2017 Cardiac Service Awards2 - group
From left to right: Kathy Watts, Jennifer Skiles, Jeremy Johnson, Jacque Casey-Rowe, Jackie Reed.

Five Covenant Health employees were the first recipients of new awards for cardiac service excellence in recognition of their exemplary care of heart patients, outstanding performance in cardiac services, and demonstrating Covenant Health’s Standards and Behaviors and Pledge of Excellence.


The awards were presented by Mike Belbeck, Executive Vice President of Operations, at a recent Cardiac Services Council meeting. The meeting was attended by Covenant Health executives, facility administrators and cardiac service line leaders, and cardiac physicians.


The 2017 honorees are:

  • Jacque Casey-Rowe, Methodist Medical Center
  • Jeremy Johnson, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
  • Jackie Reed, LeConte Medical Center
  • Jennifer Skiles, Parkwest Medical Center
  • Kathy Watts, Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System


The honorees were nominated by their facilities and selected by a committee representing cardiac services throughout the health system. Each honoree received a certificate, a Covenant Health pin and $1,200 to be used for clinical continuing education.


“We are pleased to initiate the Cardiac Services Excellence Awards and to recognize these outstanding employees,” said Belbeck. “There is no greater recognition than being acknowledged for excellence by the people you work with, and we’re grateful for the ongoing contributions of the honorees to our cardiac services.”


Mike Ayres, MD, interventional cardiologist and chairman of the Cardiac Services Council, told the honorees, “Our cardiologists and cardiac surgeons greatly appreciate all that you do and the care that you provide – you help us help our patients.”


Congratulations to the award recipients!


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