TriStar Greenview
May 26, 2016

TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital announced its annual HCA Awards of Distinction program recipients. Frist Humanitarian Awards, Excellence in Nursing Awards and Innovator Award recipients were eligible for the nationwide 2015 HCA Awards of Distinction, the highest honor at HCA, parent company of TriStar Greenview.

The Frist Humanitarian Awards were created to recognize one employee, one physician and one volunteer at each HCA-affiliated facility who demonstrate extraordinary concern for the welfare and happiness of patients and their community. The Frist Humanitarian Awards are given annually in recognition of the humanitarian spirit and philanthropic work of the late Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr., a founder of HCA.

Frist Humanitarian Award Recipients

  • Vivian Simmons – dietary office coordinator
  • Mark Jessen, MD – general surgeon
  • Andy Toopes – volunteer chaplain

The Excellence in Nursing Awards celebrate the extraordinary clinical and compassionate care delivered by HCA nurses every day.

Excellence in Nursing Award Recipients

  • Ancillary Nursing Personnel Award : Earline Smith, CNA – fourth floor assistant
  • Compassionate Care Award: Lora Coles, RN – resource staff nurse
  • Professional Mentoring Award: Julie Keown, RN – critical care nurse

The Innovators Award acknowledges employees who share innovative ideas to improve patient quality, service or efficiency of company operations.

Innovators Award Recipient

  • Lisa Nicewinter, RN – ER nurse

“HCA is committed to delivering quality patient care. We are extremely proud to recognize our 2015 HCA Award of Distinction recipients for their efforts on behalf of our patients and our community,” said Mike Sherrod, chief executive officer. “Their exemplary work and compassion sets a high standard for healthcare professionals. We’re proud to have them as a part of our TriStar Greenview family. Our patients benefit from the kind of commitment to humanitarian concerns that they demonstrate each and every day.”

“I am very proud to present these awards,” said R. Milton Johnson, HCA chairman and chief executive officer. “TriStar Greenview’s recipients are an inspiration to all our employees and volunteers. Their generosity and dedication serve as a living example of HCA’s commitment to the care and improvement of human life.”