Frist Humanitarian Award

The Frist Humanitarian Award was created in 1971 to honor outstanding individuals for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. Named in honor of Dr. Frist, Sr., this award recognizes individuals who serve the community and those in need, and whose daily dedication and caregiving epitomize the highest standards of quality and personal commitment.

The Frist Humanitarian Award recognizes three HCA Healthcare affiliated individuals, including:

  • An employee who goes beyond day-to-day responsibilities in his/her overall service to the community
  • A volunteer who gives selflessly to the community and patients within our facilities
  • A physician who displays a concern for the well-being of others beyond his/her day-to-day physician responsibilities

Excellence in Nursing Award

The Excellence in Nursing Award was created in 2014 to recognize the intrinsic value of the nursing practice in accomplishing our goal of providing the highest quality of care to the patients we serve. The award recognizes HCA Healthcare nurses who excel in the categories of Compassionate Care and Professional Mentoring.

The Excellence in Nursing Award recognizes two individuals including:

  • A compassionate nurse who demonstrates exceptional nursing knowledge and expert skills, and consistently applies both with compassion and integrity, so the quality of the care experience and care outcomes are improved for patients in any clinical setting or nursing specialty.
  • A mentoring nurse who advances nursing practice in any clinical setting or nursing specialty by guiding or supporting career development for individuals or groups of nurses, or by advancing evidence-based nursing knowledge.

3 ways to submit a nomination:

Please share the St. Mark's Hospital nurse name/department and why your nominee deserves to be recognized for the HCA excellence in nursing award.

Submit on Google

Submit on Google

Submit on Facebook 

Submit on Facebook

Paper nomination

Pick up and turn in, in the Main Lobby of St.  Mark's Hospital.