2011 Frist Humanitarian Winners
March 23, 2012
Macon, GA – Kim Sheffield, Coliseum Medical Centers’ employee, and Verna Sheppard, Coliseum Medical Centers’ volunteer, were recently awarded Coliseum Health System’s 2011 Frist Humanitarian Awards.
The Frist Humanitarian Awards were created to recognize one employee and one volunteer at each HCA-affiliated facility who demonstrate extraordinary concern for the welfare and happiness of patients and their community. The Frist Humanitarian Awards are given annually in recognition of the humanitarian spirit and philanthropic work of the late Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr., a founder of HCA.
The employee recipient of 2011 Frist Humanitarian Award, Kim Sheffield, is a compassionate, dedicated RN at Coliseum Medical Centers, where she has worked for 15 years. She consistently demonstrates a high level of self sacrifice for patients, co-workers and others in the community. For several years, Mrs. Sheffield has been a volunteer for the Coliseum Rock-n-Roll triathlon. She has assisted with the canned food drive, coat drive and other employee efforts at the hospital. As a Jones County Youth Football Board member, she spends many hours at the ballpark with a first aid kit available at all times. On more than one occasion she has been instrumental in helping save someone’s life
Volunteer recipient of the 2011 Frist Humanitarian Award, Verna Sheppard, has faithfully volunteered at Coliseum Medical Centers every Monday and Tuesday for the past ten years. She delivers items to the patient rooms, talks to the patients and checks on their meal services. Mrs. Sheppard truly cares about the patients, the employees and the other volunteers at Coliseum Medical Centers. As the former first lady of Ivy, Ga. (her husband was Mayor) she continues to be very involved in local politics. She also fights for older Americans through the Older American’s Council.Kim Sheffield and Verna Sheppard are an inspiration to our employees and volunteers, and their generosity and dedication serve as a living example of HCA's commitment to the care and improvement of human life.