ENNIS – Ennis Regional Medical Center recently awarded its top service award, the Mercy Award, to Paula Lasos, RPHT, LVN. 

Lasos is a nurse and works as a pharmacy technician at Ennis Regional Medical Center. She was awarded this prestigious recognition by the employees and physicians at ERMC.

The Mercy Award is an annual award that is given to outstanding employees who exemplify the “High Five” qualities: consistently going above the call of duty in serving patients and the community; exemplifying a level of commitment and caring that transcends the everyday, supports physicians to achieve excellence, respects others in all that they do; and inspires others with compassion, dedication and a merciful spirit.

David Anderson, chief executive officer, applauds Lasos in her service to her patients and to the Ellis County Community. 

“Not only is Paula an outstanding nurse who provides excellent quality care every day, she is a gifted individual. Her encouraging spirit with our patients, employees and physicians embodies the characteristics we uphold at Ennis Regional Medical Center. This year’s Mercy Award could not have been given to a more deserving employee than Paula Lasos,” Anderson said.

As a Mercy Award recipient, Paula and her husband, Marcos, are awarded a vacation to Nashville, Tenn. where she will be honored by ERMC’s corporate offices, LifePoint Hospitals. Paula and Marcos have been married for 11 years. She has two daughters, Shannon and Kelly, and five grandchildren. When Lasos is not working, she volunteers her time to the Bardwell Volunteer Fire Department, Relay for Life in Ennis, the Epilepsy Foundation and the Cowboy Church of Ennis.

After learning about the award, Lasos commented, “I always wanted to be a nurse. It makes me happy to help people. Nursing has always been a personal ministry for me.” 

Lasos said the award made her feel “honored and extremely humble.” Ennis Regional Medical Center is fortunate to have Paula Lasos, the 2012 Mercy Award Winner, as a part of its team.

Ennis Regional Medical Center is a 60-bed acute care facility located in Ennis, Texas, just minutes from the DFW Metroplex. Ennis Regional Medical Center exists to serve the City of Ennis and Ellis County in the provision of general acute care services. Ennis Regional Medical Center’s vision is to be the best at delivery of quality and service.