NEW Port Richey, Florida – Medical Center of Trinity, has bestowed the 2011 Frist Humanitarian Award to primary care physician, Hayath Javeed, M.D.

photo of Hayath Javeed, M.D.

Dr. H. Javeed, board certified in internal medicine, was honored with the Frist Humanitarian Award for his work in furthering his father’s vision to provide free education to children of poverty stricken families in India . With his Internal Medicine practice located in Florida, H. Javeed uses his spare time and evenings to expand on his father’s dream by overseeing a school in his hometown of India. The school welcomes Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 1st grade students each year. Students excel in academics such as multiplication and study three languages by the 1st grade. Graduates over the past 6 years have gone on to pursue higher education degrees in medicine, law and engineering. Through his leadership, the school has added new libraries, computer labs, technology and more teachers, with 100% of the financing coming from H. Javeed himself.

Dr. H. Javeed earned his medical doctorate degree from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, and completed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, New Jersey.

Established in 1971, the Frist Humanitarian Award was named in honor of Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr. (1910-1998), one of the original founders of the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). The Award recognizes individuals whose daily dedication and care giving epitomize the highest standards of quality and personal commitment. Each year, the Award honors outstanding individuals for their humanitarian and volunteer activities, and to recognize employees, volunteers, and physicians at HCA facilities.

Three national awards are given annually, and each facility selects local recipients and submits their nomination packets to the home office for consideration at the national level. To receive the national Frist Humanitarian Award is the company’s highest honor.