Hudson, Florida (July 26, 2019) – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point recently announced that Keshav Ramireddy, MD, was recognized as this year’s Frist Physician Humanitarian Award winner. In making the announcement Bayonet Point COO Joe Rudisill said, HCA has a long tradition of recognizing those who embody the values and spirit of our culture. We celebrate and commend individuals for their achievements and contributions to their communities and to our organization.”
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 within the HCA system. Dr. Frist was often heard saying, “Good people beget good people,” about the quality of personnel that are associated with HCA. The Frist award recognizes individuals whose daily dedication and caregiving epitomize the highest standards of quality and personal commitment.
A Frist award nominee is someone who has demonstrated remarkable concern for the welfare and happiness of patients and who has demonstrated a high level of commitment to community service above and beyond expectations.
The nominee is judged on 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
The physician receives a donation of $500 to the charity of his or her choice. He also receives a Frist lapel pin and a plaque.
In presenting the award Joe Rudisill, Chief Operating Officer, stated that Dr. Ramireddy displayed a concern for the well-being of others beyond his day-to-day responsibilities. He has a reputation as a caring and compassionate individual and it shows in the way he interacts not only with the patients but also the staff. “He notices when our staff need assistance and he’s there for them,” said Rudisill. “He makes sure they know he appreciates them by opening up his home to them every year. In fact, he has escorted staff members to the emergency department when they are sick.”
Dr. Ramireddy has a reputation for also responding to codes or rapid responses to see where he can lend a hand even if the individual is not one of his patients. He has a reputation for offering physicians support and guidance when needed, and he always puts patients and staff first.
Dr. Ramireddy is board certified in interventional cardiology and board certified in cardiovascular disease. He completed fellowships at Arizona Heart Institute and Ochsner Clinic. Dr. Ramireddy speaks English, German, Spanish and Telugu.
About Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has been serving the community since 1981. We are a 290-bed acute care hospital located in Hudson, FL. 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
· Comprehensive Stroke Center
· Named among the top 5% in the nation for Patient Safety in 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Healthgrades
· Leapfrog Patient Safety Award
· Joint Commission Accreditation, Primary Stroke Center and Sepsis Certifications
· 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 and 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™
o Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy for three years in a row (2015 – 2017)
· American College of Radiology accredited – MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine
· Accredited Community Cancer Program – American College of Surgeons
· Accredited Teaching Facility by the American Osteopathic Association, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education