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MAPLE Award Recipient – Tim Lawson

Posted on January 6, 2020

At Morristown-Hamblen, we honor our staff who provide extraordinary care with The MAPLE Award, a locally created recognition program that celebrates the compassion and skills our staff bring to patients and families every day. Tim Lawson was just recently awarded the MAPLE award for November 2019.

Tim Lawson works here at Morristown-Hamblen in the physical therapy and rehabilitation department. A veteran of MHHS, he has worked here at the facility for 25 and a half years.

Tim Lawson

Tim got his start here at MHHS after first volunteering in the rehab department, before being offered a position full-time.

“I began as a therapy volunteer and was motivated to return to Walters State Community College to become a physical therapy assistant,” he said.

Tim said his inspiration for what he does to be a proponent of exercising and remaining active as long as possible. He likes working with people and socializing.

“I want to represent my employer well, and deliver high-quality therapy,” he said. “I am proud to be a part of what restores patients to a functional life.”

The MAPLE award was truly a surprise for Tim and he said it was awesome and is extremely thankful. He said it is a great acknowledgment from his peers and fellow employees. He wanted to recognize his parents, David and Joann Lawson.

With or without awards, he said we should strive to give the highest level each and everyday.

More about the MAPLE Award:

The MAPLE Award was established in 2018 by the Patient Family Partnership Council consists of patients of our hospital and their family members who have united to develop programs that further the hospital’s mission.  They created the MAPLE Award to recognize staff who are not nurses, but make a big difference in the lives of so many people. You can nominate an ancillary staff member by visiting

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