Sycamore Shoals’ Taylor earns MSHA Servant’s Heart Award
Sycamore Shoals Hospital Vice President and CEO Dwayne Taylor has been honored with Mountain States
Health Alliance’s top employee award, the Servant’s Heart Award.
The award was given out this year to 11 of Mountain States Health Alliance’s more than 13,000 team members, leaders, volunteers and affiliated physicians.
The Servant’s Heart Award honors team members, volunteers and medical staff members who model the philosophy of patient-centered care. MSHA introduced the Servant’s Heart Award in 2004 for team members and in 2006 for medical staff. They are recognized and nominated by their peers for exemplifying the meaning of being a caregiver.
In its announcement, Mountain States said Taylor “is known for being easily approachable, having a great sense of humor and demonstrating high ethical standards and a strong commitment to the hospital, physicians, team members and the patients.”
Accomplishments MSHA cited included healing gardens, music programs, and work on the environment for patients, families and physicians. It also noted Taylor helped foster the installation of a traffic signal at the hospital entrance, an effort that took nearly 10 years.
Taylor has been a lifelong member of the Elizabethton community, an active member of the Rotary Club and a past board member of the Chamber of Commerce. He is also an active band booster for the Elizabethton High School Cyclone band.