Physician Dr. Stacie Bush-Veith, Heart Hospital of Austin, Central West Texas Division Dr. Rabiya Suleman, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, MidAmerica Division Dr. Brandon J. Fisher, Ogden Regional Medical Center, Mountain Division Dr. Jason West, Denton Regional Medical Center, North Texas Division Dr. Kimberly Sudheimer, Trident Medical Center, South Atlantic Division Dr. Daniel Robitshek, Redmond Regional Medical Center, TriStar Division Dr. Rolando Rodriguez, Brandon Regional Hospital, West Florida Division Employee Diron Lane, LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, Capital Division Ramon Austria, St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, Central West Texas Division Telly DeBourts, Rose Medical Center, Continental Division Lisa Schaffer, MountainView Hospital,… Read more.
Volunteer Recipient: John McClenahan, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center/Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Las Vegas, NV The Staff of Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Center definitely believe in magic. They see it year-round when John McClenahan, better known as Dr. Magic, comes to visit their young cancer patients and makes boredom and bad moods disappear. For 18 years, Dr. Magic, assisted by his lovely wife Joan, has been visiting children in their rooms or in the playroom. He tells some jokes, performs a magic trick or two and does his best to fill their few minutes together with happiness. “I… Read more.
Physicians Recipients: Drs. Peter and Kathy Sarantos, North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville, FL This year marks the first time the Frist Humanitarian Award has been given to two people in the Physician category. But spend some time learning about husband- and-wife doctors Peter and Kathy Sarantos, and it’s easy to see why both are being honored. First of all, there are the medical accomplishments. Both Dr. Peter Sarantos, a surgeon, and Dr. Kathy Sarantos, a pediatrician, have been honored many times for their outstanding patient care, and both are valued members of the medical community at North Florida Regional Medical Center.… Read more.
Employee Recipient: Kim Bass, RN, Palms West Hospital, Loxahatchee, FL When Kim Bass was young, she didn’t like hospitals; just walking into one could make her faint. Thirty years later, there’s nowhere she feels more at home. “When I was in nursing school and got to labor and delivery, I just knew,” she says. “With OB, it’s happening now. You get to help women at their most vulnerable point, and you have to take control and reassure them. It’s the mama in me that loves making sure they know they’re taken care of.” That mission is something Bass lives in… Read more.
HCA today presented the 2015 HCA Awards of Distinction to recipients at a ceremony in Nashville. The HCA Awards of Distinction include the Frist Humanitarian Award, the HCA Innovators Award and the HCA Excellence in Nursing Award, and are the highest honors that HCA bestows on employees, physicians and volunteers. This is the first time the company has recognized all three HCA Awards of Distinction categories in one celebration. The Frist Humanitarian Award, the oldest award in HCA history, recognizes the highest achievements in serving others; the HCA Innovators Award, founded in 2010, recognizes creative new ideas for enhancing quality… Read more.
This week we honored the recipients of our 2012 Frist Humanitarian Award. The award is named after Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr., a founder of HCA and a true humanitarian. Since 1971, we’ve honored employees and hospital volunteers annually who demonstrate this same dedication to caring for others with The Frist Humanitarian Award. Volunteer recipients of the award receive a $5,000 donation to the charity of their choice and $5,000 in cash to use as they wish. Medical staff and employee recipients receive a $10,000 donation to the charity of their choice.
We announced the recipients of our 2011 Frist Humanitarian Awards earlier this week. Now we’d like to share three quick videos with you to give a little more detail on each of the recipients; Dr. Frank Cirisano, Kelli Jantz, RN and Dick Adams.
Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr., a founder of HCA was known for saying “good people beget good people.” He was a true humanitarian, believing in the good of people and that with hard work and a positive attitude, anyone could achieve their goals. He practiced this through his caring spirit and philanthropic work. Since 1971, we’ve honored employees and hospital volunteers annually who demonstrate this same dedication to caring for others with The Frist Humanitarian Award. Volunteer recipients of the award receive a $5,000 donation to the charity of their choice and $5,000 in cash to use as they wish. Medical… Read more.