2016 President’s Award Presented to Joyce Noles

Posted on: 03.08.2017

West Tennessee Healthcare is pleased to announce Joyce Noles as the 2016 President’s Award recipient. The President’s Award, which is awarded annually, recognizes a Department Director that goes above and beyond their day-to-day responsibilities by exhibiting a selfless manner within their career, community and civic involvement.  Noles was presented with the honor during the February Department Directors’ Meeting.

Joyce Noles joined West Tennessee Healthcare in 1997 as an emergency medical technician. Throughout her 19 years of service with the organization she has held the following positions, Paramedic, Station Manager, Operations Manager and Director of Medical Center EMS. In 2017 Noles was named the Executive Director of Emergency Medical Services.

West Tennessee Healthcare Interim President and Chief Executive Officer James Ross said, “Joyce Noles exemplifies all of the qualities of a servant leader. Her passion and compassion for her staff, patients and community is clearly evident to all she encounters. She truly exemplifies our culture of commitment to a journey of excellence as she goes above and beyond meeting the need and making a difference.”

Noles said winning the President’s Award was a humbling experience, “It is such an honor to be recognized by West Tennessee Healthcare.  I attribute this success to the great mentors and leaders that I have been blessed to know throughout my career. We have the best team of Emergency Medical providers and I consider it a privilege to work alongside them each day.”

Noles is active with numerous professional, community and civic organizations.  She is a member of the Jackson State Community College Paramedic Advisory Board and the Jackson State Nursing Advisory Board.  She is a Legislative Representative, previous President of the West Tennessee Directors Association and current President of the Tennessee Ambulance Service Association.  Noles also serves as a member of the Hollow Rock Bruceton Special School District Board and serves as Captain of the Carroll County Volunteer Fire Department District 3. Noles is also an active member of Mount Nebo Baptist Church.

About West Tennessee Healthcare:
West Tennessee Healthcare is a public, not-for-profit healthcare system servicing 18 counties throughout West Tennessee. The mission of West Tennessee Healthcare is to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve while providing exceptional and compassionate care. For more information, visit www.wth.org.