March 21, 2018
Includes Frist Humanitarian Awards and Innovators Awards
Smyrna, TN - TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center announced its annual HCA Awards of Distinction program recipients during a recent ceremony. The program includes three unique, significant awards: the Frist Humanitarian Awards, the Excellence in Nursing Awards and the Innovators Award.
"Our annual recognition ceremony name has grown to more completely celebrate team members across all areas of our hospital that are making a substantial impact on the healthcare industry, their related profession, care delivery and our community," said Lou Caputo, CEO of TriStar StoneCrest.
The TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center 2017 Awards of Distinction recipients by category are:
Frist Humanitarian Awards:
Dr. Juris Shibayama, Physician Frist Award Winner
Dick Brown, Volunteer Frist Humanitarian Award Winner
Vicki Taylor, Employee Frist Humanitarian Award Winner
HCA Innovators Award:
Courtney Cole Maynard, Award for Quality & Patient Safety
Lisa Queen, Award for Service Excellence
"While the awards program name has evolved from the Frist Humanitarian Award Ceremony, I believe the foundation of each award is still based on a simple but powerful reflection from HCA founder Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr., 'Good people beget good people.'" Caputo told ceremony attendees. "The HCA Awards of Distinction allow us to recognize additional members of our team who are indeed good people who have a great influence on their colleagues, their patients and their communities."
The prestigious Frist Humanitarian Award was created in 1971 to honor outstanding individuals for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. Named in honor of Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr., a founder of HCA, this award recognizes individuals who serve the community and those in need and whose daily dedication and caregiving epitomize the highest standards of quality and personal commitment. This award is given annually to one physician, one volunteer and one employee.
Juris Shibayama, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon with Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance who specializes in spinal surgeries at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, was named as the 2017 Physician Frist Humanitarian Award recipient. In one award nomination, the individual wrote, "When I looked at the wall of previous winners, I was shocked that Dr. Shibayama was not on it." Dr. Shibayama is known to personally call home to check on his patients, and is an active member of his community and church.
Dick Brown, a long-time volunteer at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, was named as the 2017 Volunteer Frist Humanitarian Award recipient. In his award nomination, Brown was described as exemplifying what Dr. Frist would have expected from a volunteer. Mr. Brown stated that volunteering at TriStar StoneCrest has saved his life, and this is his family.
Vicki Taylor, Lead Clinical Dietitian for TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, was named as the 2017 Employee Frist Humanitarian Award recipient. One of her award nominations stated, "Vicki is always willing to go above and beyond to ensure patients receive what they need in the best possible way." Vicki was described as a great team member and she is always willing to listen and help. TriStar StoneCrest is lucky to have her as a part of our family, and is honored to present her with this prestigious award.
The Innovators Award, named in honor of HCA founder Dr. Thomas "Tommy" Frist, Jr., recognizes employees for innovative ideas that improve how our patients are cared for and how our healthcare system is run.
Courtney Cole Maynard, Maternity Services, received the 2017 Innovators Award for Quality and Patient Safety. In her nomination, Courtney was noted for providing a new and innovative way of helping mothers through labor and immediate postpartum period. Courtney wrote, "The idea of Nitrous Oxide at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center provides a patient initiative and the HCA objective of service, which strives to create ideas that represent our core values that embody our hospital care philosophy."
Lisa Queen, ICU, received the 2017 Innovators Award for Service Excellence. Lisa noted that as healthcare providers, we treat the disease and we treat the body- but asks, how do we treat the spirit and the soul? "Patients are attached to monitors that sound 24 hours a day. These machines effect the patient's recovery and relaxation time," she wrote. Lisa suggested that TriStar StoneCrest consider a television channel that offers programming of beautiful nature scenes and soothing music and sounds from nature. She stated, "This could promote rest, relaxation, quicker recovery times, and less need for pain meds and sedation."
Lou Caputo, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center's CEO stated, "Lisa's idea of Healing Music exemplifies the spirit of the Innovators Award. This program is a clear representation of how committed our employees are to the improvement of every patient that enters into our facility."
TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center is part of TriStar Health, a division of HCA. The annual HCA Awards of Distinction program celebrates individuals in each award category at the facility level and then recognizes one company-wide recipient for each award category.