The Frist Humanitarian Award was created in 1971 to honor individuals for their humanitarian and volunteer activities.
Named in honor of Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr., the Frist Humanitarian Award is the most prestigious honor and longest standing tradition in HCA history. The Frist Award recognizes individuals whose daily dedication and caregiving epitomize the highest standards of quality and personal commitment.
The Frist Award is awarded to a volunteer who is judged in the following four categories:
- Level of commitment to the facility & patient care
- Level of commitment to the community
- Having a positive effect on others
- Dependability, consistency and people oriented
The volunteer receives a $500 award, a Frist lapel pin, a plaque, a front row parking spot or pass in the physicians’ parking lot for one full year, a beautiful large garden basket, and her picture on the display at the front entrance of the hospital.
In announcing the award, Donna Owen, Director of Volunteer & Pastoral Care, said, “Shelli Ginther is truly deserving.” Ms. Ginther has served for the last three years as a chaplain aid ministering to the spiritual needs of patients and families. In addition to her volunteer services at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, she is quite active in the United Methodist Church where she serves as an organist, participates in the choir, and a variety of other volunteer services.
Ms. Ginther spreads her caring in a variety of ways in the local community including delivering flowers to shut-ins and cleaning homes for Alzheimer/dementia patients. She can be known to drop in at assisted living facilities with her keyboard for sing-alongs. She is also a certified lay servant and lay delegate to the Methodist Conference. Another passion is her membership in the Native Plant Society, which protects and preserves native plants, and is a member of both the New Port Richey Garden Club and the Spring Hill Garden Club. Her next project is to grow her hair long to donate to Locks of Love and Patene.
“All of Shelli’s activities demonstrate her concern to the welfare and happiness of others, not only in our facility but to the community,” said Donna Owen.
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 300 physicians, 1,264 employees and 400 volunteers on our integrated healthcare delivery team.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has achieved distinction in the following areas:
- Level II Trauma Center
- Primary Stroke Center
- Accredited by The Joint Commission
- Healthgrades Multi-Award Recipient
o Five Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 13 years in a row (2005-2017)
o Five Star Recipient for Back Surgery eight years in a row (2010 – 2017)
o Five Star Recipient for Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm for two years in a row (2016 – 2017)
o Recipient of Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award™
o Named among the top 5% in the nation for Patient Safety in 2017
o Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy for three years in a row (2015 – 2017)
- MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine Accredited – American College of Radiology
- Accredited Community Cancer Program – American College of Surgeons
- Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certifications: sepsis
- Accredited Teaching Facility by the American Osteopathic Association, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
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.BayonetPointHospital.com or www.heartoftampa.com or visit us on Facebook.