Mercy team members were delighted to be acknowledged at the biennial Westpac Otago Business Awards held at the Dunedin Town Hall on Friday night, taking home both the Excellence in Service Award and the Supreme Award.
Mercy's CEO Richard Whitney says that receiving the awards was fabulous recognition of Mercy's ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional care.
'It was a privilege to accept these awards on behalf of our 272 staff, who have all contributed to Mercy's success.'
'Mercy has proudly continued the legacy of our founder's, the Sisters of Mercy, through prioritising community outreach along with the delivery of exceptional health care. Having this recognised is affirmation of what we do every day,' Richard says.
Judges commended Mercy on their strong business operating model, their commitment to empowering staff and stakeholders and for their extensive charitable outreach work.
As well as winning the Excellence in Service Award, Mercy was also a finalist in the Business Integrity and ACC Essential Service Safety categories.
The biennial awards are organised by the Otago Chamber of Commerce and celebrate excellence, innovation and success in business across the Otago region. This year has provided many challenges for businesses, so pausing to reflect on achievements over the last 24 months was a worthwhile exercise for applicants.
Previously, Mercy has won the ACC Workplace Safety award in the the 2010 and 2014 OBIZ awards.