Las Vegas, Nevada - April 6, 2010 --The Frist Humanitarian Award was created by one of the founders of HCA, Dr. Thomas F. Frist to honor and reward outstanding individuals for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. Dr. Frist was a nationally known cardiologist who valued his morals. He was known for his integrity, generosity and someone who went above and beyond his expectations as a caregiver and pushed his coworkers to do the same.
The Frist Humanitarian Award selects employees, physicians and volunteers who are dedicated to philanthropic work. Stand-out individuals in each category are nominated and then recognized locally as well as nationally. Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital are proud to announce this year’s local Frist Humanitarian Award winners.
Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital Local Frist Humanitarian Award winners are:
Employee Category: Randel Hieb, Cath Lab Technician
“Randy’s big heart carries over into his job as well. Whether it is regarding the safety and concern for his patients or just being an overall ear to listen to, he is there for them.”
– Susan Eliot
Randy’s dedication to charitable work outside of Sunrise Hospital makes him an outstanding candidate for the Frist Award. Among many charitable projects, Randy travels to Mexico to help build orphanages, organizes and hauls furniture for the Bhutanese Refugee outreach and contributes to Back to School outreach projects to provide 1200 backpacks and school supplies for underprivileged children.
Physician Category: Stephanie Davidson, D.O., Adult and Pediatric Anesthesiologist
“She [Dr. Davidson] has built her world around service to others and genuine philanthropy. Without a doubt, she is genuinely concerned for the welfare and happiness of patients.” – Dr. Michael L. Ciccolo
Dr. Stephanie Davidson is passionate about children in need and eagerly embraces numerous charitable causes. She has worked with Operation Smile to help treat children in Mexico and teamed with Three Square Food Bank’s Backpacks, Sunrise Hospital’s 2010 philanthropic partner, providing enough backpacks filled with food for children at one school for a year! Dr. Davidson is also helping Peace for Children Foundation establish playgrounds for underprivileged children.
Volunteer Category: Lillie Miller
“Her acts of enormous personal kindness occur during each and every interaction she has with those whose lives she touches in her volunteer duties for breast cancer.” – Paul D. Watts II
Lillie generously volunteers between 50-60 hours per week between Sunrise and A Touch of Hope Foundation. Lillie was very involved in the beginnings of A Touch of Hope Foundation which focuses on women, men and families that are directly affected by breast cancer. She worked to set up Women’s Wellness Program that became a model in the community for similar programs.
Thank you to all the nominees for their dedication and compassion for helping others.
Other nominees include:
Employee: Linda Buckley, RN and Beverly Sargent, RN
Physician: Joana Folayan, MD, OB/GYN and Nicholas Spiritos, MD
Volunteer: Haya Harris and Anne Sullivan.
Please join us in congratulating our local winners for their outstanding humanitarian efforts in our hospital and our community!
About Sunrise Hospital:
Now celebrating more than 50 years in the community, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides the most sophisticated, quality healthcare in Southern Nevada. A Consumer Choice award-winning hospital for 14 consecutive years, Las Vegas’ largest acute care facility provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services to the community. As the healthcare leader of Southern Nevada, Sunrise Hospital offers a full range of specialized services including an Accredited Chest Pain Center, The Nevada Neurosciences Institute— the region’s first Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center and only full comprehensive stroke center, Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized by the American College of Surgeons, a comprehensive Breast Center, a Level-II Trauma and Emergency Services Department and specialty services in women’s health, pulmonology, critical care, complex surgery and rehabilitation. The hospital also has invested in obtaining new technologies such as the da Vinci Robotic surgery system, Gamma Knife incision-less brain surgery and an exclusive Picture Archiving and Communication System designed to assist physicians in retrieving important patient data. Sharing the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital.
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
3186 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call 702‐233‐5300.
About Sunrise Children’s Hospital:
Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital, is a 244‐bed facility dedicated to caring for infants, children, adolescents and expectant mothers. As the leading pediatric and maternal provider in the region, Sunrise Children’s Hospital partners with physicians and hospitals throughout the Southwest to offer the most comprehensive and experienced maternal and child health programs as well as access to advanced subspecialties. Sunrise Children’s Hospital offers unique and specialized services to care for the acute and emergent needs of kids and their families including a 24‐hour dedicated pediatric Emergency Department, the only specialized in‐house pediatric and neonatal transport team, the state’s largest, most comprehensive Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a dedicated Pediatric Pharmacy, a dedicated Oncology Unit and a Labor and Delivery Unit. The facility’s services for healing extend through a family‐ centered care philosophy to treat various aspects of the patients’ lives.
Sunrise Children’s Hospital
3186 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call 702‐233‐KIDS (5437).