Farley Wins Lourdes 2016 Mission Award
By WestKyStar & Lourdes Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Zandra Farley was named the 2016 Sister Mary Eleanor Mission award winner during Lourdes annual service awards banquet.
Farley is a 25-year employee of Lourdes where she serves as Director of Perioperative Services. Her peers nominated her for exhibiting the core values and mission of Lourdes in helping extend the healing ministry of Jesus.
“Zandra is a true servant leader,” says Wayne Reid, Lourdes Chief Operating Officer. “She has the ability of touching people at their deepest level. Her leadership skills and calming voice enables her to create a listening environment that makes it easy to get her point across in a very positive manner. She is under constant pressure from all sides yet maintains the mission and core values as a senior leader.”
The Sister Mary Eleanor Mission Award, established in 1988, is named for Sister Mary Eleanor Rahig, a leader in the first group of St. Franciscan Sisters at Lourdes who set the standard for patient care and employee relationships that truly continue the healing mission of Christ.
Beginning with their first day, September 19, 1959, the sisters inspired those employed at Lourdes to work to exhibit behaviors toward one another, patients, family, physicians, volunteers and visitors, that assure the mission of Lourdes is effectively and mutually experienced.
Each year the organization recognizes one leader who has been visible in exemplifying Lourdes’ core values of excellence, human dignity, justice, compassion, sacredness of life, and service.
The award was announced and presented during the organization’s annual service awards banquet held in January.