2009 Frist Humanitarian Winners Announced
March 03, 2010
Samuel Pitts, Jr., Coliseum Medical Centers’ employee, and Edna Johnston, Coliseum Medical Centers’ volunteer, were recently awarded Coliseum Health System’s 2009 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 2009 Frist Humanitarian Award, Samuel Pitts, who works in the Dietary Department of Coliseum Medical Centers, consistently demonstrates a high level of self sacrifice for patients, co-workers and others in the community. He is a person who gives his all to make sure patients, employees, colleagues, and stakeholders have the best experience possible while at the hospital. Energetically volunteering his efforts, skills and time, he frequently goes beyond his job duties to ensure that hospital functions are successful.
Volunteer recipient of the 2009 Frist Humanitarian Award, Edna Johnston, serves most of her time in the gift shop at Coliseum Medical Centers. She is dependable, always has a smile, never complains, and is passionate about her work. Edna volunteers with American Heart Walk, in which she has been a team captain for the last six years and top money fund raiser. Also, for the last ten years, she has been a team captain for Relay for Life. Despite her own physical challenges, she is passionate and dedicated to her volunteer work.
Samuel Pitts and Edna Johnston are an inspiration to all 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.
About Coliseum Health System
Owned by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Coliseum Health System is comprised of Coliseum Medical Centers, Coliseum Northside Hospital, and Coliseum Psychiatric Center. These facilities as well as Coliseum Same Day Surgery Center offer the middle Georgia community not only a choice in where to get medical services, but also a multitude of providers to use. Coliseum Health System has over 1250 employees and over 400 active physicians on the medical staff.
The two medical/surgical campuses have a total of 361 beds, plus 60 beds in the Coliseum Psychiatric Center. The hospitals feature an expansive range of state-of-the-art services designed to meet the comprehensive medical needs of central Georgia. Both facilities include a 24-hour emergency room, inpatient and outpatient surgery options, diagnostic services and orthopaedic rehabilitation programs. In addition, Coliseum Health System’s breadth of care options includes specialty facilities such as the Coliseum Heart Institute, an advanced cardiac center offering all services from non-invasive cardiology to open heart surgery, Coliseum Northside Orthopaedic and Spine Center, Coliseum Cancer Center, Coliseum Diabetes Management Center, Coliseum Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, and the Family Ties Birthing Center, which includes a level III neonatal nursery.
The Coliseum Psychiatric Centers provides treatment to adults with psychiatric and addiction issues. The services provided include inpatient and outpatient programs, as well as, a specialty program for senior adults.