Attached photo: Shane George, CEO (Left) presents Frist Physician Award to Dr. Annie Doraisingh, MD
The Frist Humanitarian Award honors outstanding individuals for humanitarian and volunteer services. Named in honor of the late Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr., founder of HCA and renowned humanitarian, this award recognizes individuals whose daily dedication and care-giving epitomizes the highest standards of quality and personal commitment.
The physician award goes to a physician on staff at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point who best epitomizes Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.’s commitment to the communities in which we serve.
The physician who was selected receives a donation of $1,000 to a charity of her choice. In addition, the physician receives a Frist lapel pin, a plaque, and photo on display at the front entrance. The physician will then go on to compete for the 2013 national Frist Humanitarian Award. The runner up nominees receive a certificate and beautiful dish garden.
Physician nominees in alphabetical order are:
· Maria Soto-Aguilar, MD
· Annie M. Doraisingh, MD
· Scott Norwood, MD
· Victor Randolph, MD
· Krishna Ravi, MD
· Domenick Sorresso, MD
· Joseph Staffetti, MD
About Dr. Annie Doraisingh, MD
Dr. Annie Doraisingh, MD is from South India and lives here in Florida with her family, two children and husband, Julius. Dr. Doraisingh joined Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point as an anesthesiologist over 14 years ago. Along with her career commitments towards her patients and medical work, she is also involved in her community and very active in the Missions and Outreach activities at her home church, East Lake United Methodist Church in Palm Harbor. She has been involved in several Mission Trips to Haiti where she has initiated Community Based Blood Pressure Screening at the Zamar church in Croix-des-Bouquets and two other Haitian rural churches in Machikanna. Her intentions are to get more community awareness towards chronic diseases, mainly Hypertension among the Haitian rural population.
One particular project that is near and dear to her is the Youth Green Team of East Lake United Methodist Church. The team who mainly consists of youth make large self-watering containers to grow flowers and vegetables with recycled products obtained from the hospital, RMCBP. The Cardiac OR provides the disposable plastic containers which are recycled and made into the self-watering containers aka “Earth boxes.” “We grow tomatoes, basil, cucumbers, and peppers in the 20 containers at the Church,” says Dr. Doraisingh. “We are hoping to donate more towards the Food Pantry at Metropolitan Ministries of Pasco at New Port Richey which will provide fresh vegetables for the near homeless, and supplement the mostly canned and boxed food items. The youth feel that with a little hands-on gardening, the people of Metropolitan Ministries would be able to improve their dietary needs with fresh vegetables. Thank you RMCBP for providing the recyclables and thank you for your donation towards the Youth Green Team,” she added.
She is very informative with her patients and students. She is also keeping the balance of her home life and teaching her children to get involved in the community. Her generosity and willingness to help those less fortunate extends to all Dr. Doraisingh comes in contact with. Dr. Doraisingh has a reputation for giving and it is assumed that there are many other contributions and good works she has done anonymously and without recognition.
In addition to this award, Dr. Doraisingh is now eligible for the 2013 National Frist Award. If selected as the national Frist Award winner, Dr. Doraisingh and a guest will be invited to Nashville, Tennessee in May where she will attend a reception in her honor by Dr. Tommy Frist, Jr. and other HCA leadership. The national winner also receives a bronze statue, and a $10,000 gift to the charity of her choice.
About Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
Regional Medical Center Bayonet has been serving the community since 1981. We are a 290-bed acute care hospital located in Hudson, FL and home of the nationally acclaimed Heart Institute. We have more than 350 physicians, 1,264 employees and 500 volunteers on our integrated healthcare delivery team.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has achieved distinction in the following areas:
· Level II Trauma Center
· 2011 and 2012 Top Performing Hospital for Key Quality Measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care – The Joint Commission
· Certified Advance Primary Stroke Center – Joint Commission
· Heart & Stroke Champions Award Winner 1998 – 2011
· MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine Accredited – American College of Radiology
· Approved, with Commendation, Community Cancer Program – American College of Surgeons.
· 10 Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certifications: primary stroke center, acute myocardial infarction, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), coronary artery bypass graft, heart failure, joint replacement hip, joint replacement knee, lung cancer, pneumonia, wound care!
· Awarded Hospital Safety Score of “A” in four consecutive rankings by The Leapfrog Group.
· Recipient of the 2013 American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Gold Performance Achievement Award in both heart failure and stroke.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is located at 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson, FL. 34667. For additional information on Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point visit www.rmchealth.com or www.heartoftampa.comor visit us on Facebook.