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VWCH garners Wilson County business awards

Feb. 23, 2022, 2:44 PM

 

by Emily Stembridge

Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) recently received two accolades from the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce and the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce.

On Feb. 4, VWCH was named large business of the year by the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce for its support and involvement within the chamber.

From left are Lee Campbell, 2021 Chairman for the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce, Traci Pope, Gerard Bullock, 2022 Chairman for the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce.
From left are Lee Campbell, 2021 Chairman for the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce, Traci Pope, Gerard Bullock, 2022 Chairman for the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce.

“It is an honor to be named large business of the year by the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce,” said Scott McCarver, MHA, President of VWCH. “During the COVID-19 crisis our employees and medical staff members have worked with determination to provide exceptional and compassionate care to our patients. We remain focused on executing our long term goals for VWCH by expanding our service lines and reopening clinical space. These long term goals will also bring new job opportunities to Wilson County.”

Additionally, on Feb. 10, Traci Pope, MMHC, director of Community Relations for VWCH, was honored with the Woman of Excellence Award from the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce. Pope was recognized for her significant contribution to the VWCH’s business environment, her involvement in the community and her exemplary leadership in the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber.

“Traci Pope is a great representative for VWCH throughout our community,” McCarver said. “She serves in many community roles including serving on the board for the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce. Traci is critical to our success in building and maintaining positive and productive relationships within our community.”

Pope joined the Wilson County hospital in 2015. She is a graduate of Lipscomb University and recently completed the Master of Management in Health Care from Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. She is the current chair for Leadership Wilson, chair elect for the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce, Rotarian with the Mt. Juliet Noon Rotary Club, board member for Wilson Rides Inc., and a member of the Wilson County Health Council.

“This recognition is truly a representation of the strong commitment Vanderbilt has made to the citizens of Wilson County and the surrounding areas,” Pope said. “I feel empowered by the resources and opportunities within Vanderbilt. Our goal is to continue to improve the health and well-being of our community we serve while meeting a wide array of health care needs. I am honored to represent our Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital team.”

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