Meet the 2016 HCA Healthcare Awards of Distinction Recipients

Logo for 2016 HCA Healthcare Awards of Distinction

HCA Healthcare today presented the 2016 HCA Healthcare Awards of Distinction to recipients at a ceremony in Nashville. The HCA Healthcare Awards of Distinction include the Frist Humanitarian Award, the HCA Healthcare Innovators Award and the HCA Healthcare Excellence in Nursing Award.

“The HCA Healthcare Awards of Distinction celebrate some of HCA Healthcare’s finest employees, physicians and volunteers who live out our company’s values and mission every day,” said Milton Johnson, HCA Healthcare’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Our HCA Healthcare Awards of Distinction recipients have demonstrated that delivering healthcare the way it was intended – compassionate, patient-centered, community-focused –makes a difference in the lives of our patients, our communities and beyond.”

Meet the recipients in the video vignettes below.

Frist Humanitarian Award

The Frist Humanitarian Award, named in honor of one of HCA Healthcare’s co-founders, Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr. (1910 – 1998), was created in 1971. The award honors individuals within HCA Healthcare who demonstrate a level of commitment and caring that goes beyond everyday acts of kindness, and who inspire colleagues with their compassion, dedication and spirit.

Physician Recipient

Mark Stavros, MD | West Florida Hospital | Pensacola, Florida

Volunteer Recipient

Beverly Ford | Medical City Lewisville | Lewisville, Texas

Employee Recipient

Leolalinda Petinglay Plameras, RN, BSN | Doctors Hospital of Augusta | Augusta, Georgia

HCA Healthcare internal audience can view the Frist Humanitarian Award video here. 

HCA Healthcare Innovators Awards

HCA Healthcare was created through the vision of founders Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr., Mr. Jack Massey and Dr. Thomas “Tommy” Frist, Jr., and nearly 50 years later, the company continues to invent and develop systems to advance health and patient care, in large part due to ideas from employees. The HCA Healthcare Innovators Award continues the tradition of recognizing innovative thinkers whose ideas improve patient quality, service or the efficiency of operations.

Service Excellence Recipient

Fred Webster| West Valley Medical Center | Caldwell, Idaho

Quality and Patient Safety Recipient

Hunter Davis and Sean Albert| HCA Healthcare Capital Division | Richmond, Virginia

Financial Impact Recipient

Mohammed Elayan, PharmD, BCOP | Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Centennial Medical Center | Nashville, Tennessee

HCA Healthcare internal audience can view the HCA Healthcare Innovators Awards video here.

HCA Healthcare Excellence in Nursing Award

The HCA Healthcare Excellence in Nursing Award recognizes the intrinsic value of the nursing practice in accomplishing the company mission of providing the highest quality of care to patients and communities.

Compassionate Care Recipient

Teresa Bolido, RN | Alaska Regional Hospital | Anchorage, Alaska

Professional Mentoring Recipients

Karen Giovengo, RN, MSN, CNL | St. Lucie Medical Center | Port St. Lucie, Florida

Barbara Rees, PhD, RN | Redmond Regional Medical Center | Rome, Georgia

Leah Farrell, BSN, RN | Swedish Medical Center | Englewood, Colorado

HCA Healthcare internal audience can view the Excellence in Nursing Award video here

About HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, is comprised of 183 hospitals and more than 2,300 sites of care, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. Our more than 283,000 colleagues are connected by a single purpose — to give patients healthier tomorrows.

As an enterprise, we recognize the significant responsibility we have as a leading healthcare provider within each of the communities we serve, as well as the opportunity we have to improve the lives of the patients for whom we are entrusted to care. Through the compassion, knowledge and skill of our caregivers, and our ability to leverage our scale and innovative capabilities, HCA Healthcare is in a unique position to play a leading role in the transformation of care.

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