StoneCrest Medical Center Announces 2007 Frist Humanitarian Award Winnershttp://tristarstonecrest.com/
March 19, 2008
Stephenia Keele, RN and Janice “Jan” Schilling were recently awarded StoneCrest’s 2007 Frist Humanitarian Awards as Employee (Keele) and Volunteer (Schilling) of the Year. This honor places Stephenia and Jan in nomination for the national 2007 Frist Humanitarian Award, the highest honor an employee or volunteer is eligible to receive within HCA, the parent company of StoneCrest Medical Center.
The Frist Humanitarian Awards were created to recognize one employee and one volunteer at each HCA-affiliated facility who demonstrate extraordinary concern for the welfare and happiness of patients, as well as 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. This award recognizes individuals whose daily care giving epitomizes the personal commitment to highest standards of quality. Nominations are open to co-workers, supervisors, physicians, and administrators.
Employee recipient Stephenia Keele, RN, who lives in Murfreesboro with her husband and two daughters, joined the StoneCrest team during the month the hospital opened – November of 2003.She has enthusiastically served as a clinical lead and preceptor within the Same Day Services department for the past four years.Keele also works as an employee advocate by serving as an active member of StoneCrest’s Employee Advisory Group, which is designed to implement employee suggestions and resolve employee concerns.In addition to her daily commitment to her work, she is very active in the local community—volunteering in her church and mentoring a family within the community.
Volunteer recipient Jan Schilling has been a StoneCrest volunteer for more than three years and currently serves as StoneCrest’s Volunteer Coordinator. She also volunteers for the PAWS homeless animal shelter in Murfreesboro, Meals on Wheels, Red Cross, and rocks babies at the Neonatal ICU of Vanderbilt Medical Center one day each week. A Smyrna resident, Jan lives with her husband, with whom she has two children—Beth and Rick.
“Stephenia and Jan are truly quiet heroes that embody the vision of StoneCrest to provide quality, compassionate care to our patients,” states Neil Heatherly, chief executive officer. “They both exhibit humility and goodness daily through their dedication to their roles at StoneCrest and various community organizations,” continued Heatherly.“We are proud to honor both Stephenia and Jan with these distinguished awards.”
StoneCrest Medical Center, a member of the TriStar Health System, offers a full array of acute care services including emergency care, general surgery, cardiology, obstetrics, intensive care, physical medicine, outpatient diagnostic services, and cancer care, including radiology in a community setting. Situated on 43 acres at the intersection of Interstate 24 and Sam Ridley Parkway, StoneCrest Medical Center currently offers 75 private patient rooms and has announced an expansion that will culminate in 101 total beds. Additionally, the 160,000 square foot physician's building is adjacent to the medical center, providing convenient access from physician offices to the hospital. For more information or for a free physician referral, call TriStar MedLineSM at 615-342-1919 or visit TriStarHealth.com.