Gadsden resident Natalie McCauley, regional operations director for Alabama and Florida, has been named the 2014 national Servant Leader of the Year by LHC Group, one of the nation’s leading providers of post-acute care services. McCauley was selected from a group of 10 finalists as the national winner.
The Servant Leader of the Year is the highest honor an LHC Group employee can receive. Lafayette, Lousiana-based LHC Group is a national healthcare company with 10,000 employees operating more than 300 locations in 29 states.
McCauley joined LHC Group as an executive director in 2012. She has worked in health care since she began a job at a nursing home at the age of 17. She eventually went to nursing school and spent time working in home health as a clinician in the field.
“It really is overwhelming to be honored like this,” McCauley said. “I’m just a representative accepting an award for what my team has done. Each day, my team members work tirelessly and selflessly to take care of our patients and they deserve the credit. We wouldn’t be where we are without them.”
LHC Group presents the Servant Leader of the Year award annually to a leader whose performance demonstrates the company’s core values and produces positive results.
Keith Myers, LHC Group chairman and CEO, and Don Stelly, president and COO, presented McCauley with the award and congratulated her and her team for their success.
“Natalie McCauley and her fellow Servant Leader of the Year finalists represent the best performers in our company,” Stelly said. “The most rewarding part of my job is meeting people like Natalie and watching her inspire her team to achieve success. We are proud to have Natalie on our team, and thrilled that she will be there to lead us as we continue our mission to provide high-quality health care.”
LHC Group Inc. (LHCGroup.com) is a national provider of post-acute care services, providing quality, cost-effective health care to patients within the comfort and privacy of their home or place of residence. LHC Group provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services through home health, hospice and community-based services locations in its home-based division and long-term acute care hospitals in its facility-based division.