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Unity Health Announces Associate of the Quarter

Hospital news | Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Unity Health associates recently selected Joy Lynn Edwards as the Associate of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2016. She has been with Unity Health for more than 35 years and works as a Clinical Laboratory Specialist at Unity Health's White County Medical Center campus.

"I first learned about careers in laboratory medicine as a freshman in high school and continued to think about it through college until my dream became reality," said Edwards. "Over my 35 years here, I have been privileged to watch White County Memorial Hospital evolve into Unity Health. I am very pleased that my husband, Alan and I decided to make Searcy and White County our home."

Attributes of the Associate of the Quarter include high values, a positive attitude and sense of professionalism. Edwards reflects the core values of the hospital: integrity, teamwork, compassion, excellence, stewardship, innovation and a heart of service.

"Joy Lynn is loyal and committed to delivering the very best care to our family and friends of this community and surrounding counties through her expertise in Clinical Microbiology," said Greg Ashby, Unity Health Laboratory Director. "Over the past 35 years she has helped raise the bar of clinical quality and performance in our Microbiology Department."


As the leading healthcare provider in a seven-county area, Unity Health and its associates strive to improve the quality of health and well-being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. Unity Health is the largest employer in a seven-county area with more than 2,000 associates. The Searcy facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.

In addition to the White County Medical Center and Specialty Care Campuses, Unity Health in Searcy includes Unity Health – Clarity Health and Wellness, Unity Health – Family Practice Associates, Unity Health – After Hours Clinic, Unity Health – McAfee Medical Clinic, Unity Health - Orthopaedic and Spine Center, Unity Health – Searcy Medical Center and Unity Health – Searcy Medical Center, West, Unity Health – Westside Family Medical Clinic, Unity Health Cardiology Clinic and Unity Health Oncology Clinic.