Brandon, Florida (June 19, 2014) – Brandon Regional Hospital has announced its 2013 Frist Volunteer Humanitarian Award was presented to Janice Doyle. Janice has been a volunteer in the hospital’s auxiliary since August 2011 and participates in the Ambassador program. This program seeks to provide Volunteers to patients, who may not otherwise have anyone to speak to. Patients that Janice visits are appreciative of her sense of humor, compassion, and great personality. Janice provides great company to the patients who may not receive any visitors, and Brandon Regional employees are happy to see her as well. She is able to lighten the mood.
From a variety of sources, Janice has come across a needy family or homeless person that she is able to impact. She does this on a one-on-one basis, not through any formal organization. One such homeless person she encountered while volunteering as an Ambassador at Brandon Regional Hospital. Janice spoke with this individual and made a personal connection. Subsequent to his discharge from the hospital, she helped him navigate the maze of social services to access benefits, reminded him to take his medications and follow up appointments, and has taken food and necessities to him. Janice continues to interact and provide support to this individual. Another example would be when she heard about a family in crisis in December 2013. Janice provided a Christmas meal, Christmas tree, and rallied others to purchase gifts for the children. All of this effort was done out of the goodness of her heart. The examples can be multiplied several times over in smaller acts of kindness or generosity. Her husband jokes that he “never quite knows what she will get into next.”
Created in 1971, 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 dedication and care-giving epitomize the highest standard of quality and personal commitment. Each nominee for the award is judged in the following four categories:
· Level of commitment to the facility and patient care
· Level of commitment to the community
· Having a positive effect on others
· Dependability, consistency, and people oriented
Janice received a pin, a recognition certificate, and a copy of Dr. Thomas Frist Sr.’s book “Good People Beget Good People.” As the hospital award winner, she will go on to compete for the 2013 national Frist Humanitarian Award.
About Brandon Regional Hospital
Brandon Regional Hospital is a proud member of the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services. BRH is a 398-acute care facility which includes a 25-bed Behavioral Health Center. BRH holds the following certifications:
· Named among the 2014 Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® in the nation. The award recognizes hospitals that provide national benchmark performance for value and effective care in their communities.
· Certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.
· The Bariatric Center of Excellence award by the American Society of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
· The Brandon Regional Hospital Echocardiography Lab has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in the area of adult transthoracic by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL).
In addition, BRH offers quality patient care services including:
· The Women’s Center at Brandon Regional Hospital, which includes The Baby Suites, Level III NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), and new in-patient rooms for gynecology and anti-partum patients.
· The Reflux Center, which has developed a comprehensive approach for the diagnosis and treatment of acid reflux disease by combining highly skilled physicians and the latest technology to provide effective solutions.
· The Behavioral Health Center a 25 bed unit which emphasizes the importance of instilling hope with group and individual psychotherapy, medication assessment, psycho-educational group, family support and education groups, and interventions designed to guide the mind, body, and spirit to recovery.
· The Heart & Vascular Center offer the latest diagnoses and treatment options in neurological, spine and cardiac conditions.
Brandon Regional Hospital is located at 119 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, Florida 33511. For more information contact Patricia Montgomery, 813-571-5105 or go to BrandonRegionalHospital.com.