January 31, 2018

Unity Hospice of Northwest Indiana Names 2017 Employee of the Year

Merrillville, Ind. – Unity Hospice of Northwest Indiana proudly names Joy Mercer as the 2017 recipient of the Employee of the Year Award.

Mercer began her journey with Unity Hospice as a volunteer in 2015. A year later, she became a paid employee serving as a certified nursing assistant. In this role, Mercer assists the nursing staff with providing patients with personal care, emotional support and activities of daily living, such as eating and dressing. She most enjoys the patient interaction, and seeing the transformation in comfort that they feel after she has provided care.

“When I think about Joy, her name explains exactly who she is…full of JOY,” compliments Unity Hospice of Northwest Indiana Administrator Aleta McDowell. “She has an infectious smile, positive attitude and puts her patients first always.”

A native of the Morgan Park neighborhood in Chicago, Mercer currently resides in Michigan City, Ind., where she spends much of her time visiting with her grandchildren and going to church.

Unity Hospice’s Employee of the Year Award recognizes employees who have demonstrated extraordinary devotion to their work and to our patients. Additionally, they must exhibit Unity Hospice’s values of compassion, honor, outreach, integrity, commitment and excellence. The employee of the year award recipient is selected by Unity Hospice supervisory staff.

For more information about the services offered at Unity Hospice, or to schedule a free consultation to see if you or your loved one may benefit from hospice or palliative care, please Contact Us.

About Unity Hospice
Founded in 1992, Unity Hospice is a family owned and operated hospice and palliative care company committed to providing comprehensive care, support and education to people facing a life-limiting illness, their families and the community. Unity Hospice offers care of the highest quality by licensed and competent staff in accordance with laws & regulations and accepted standards of practice. With the dedication to make their patients comfortable, Unity Hospice provides an interdisciplinary approach to each individual and family, in which they go above and beyond everyday to meet their needs.