Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough Counties, Florida – Medical Center of Trinity has announced that its 2013 Frist Humanitarian Awards were presented to the following:

The Frist Humanitarian Award was presented to Sally Jones, RN.
The Frist Humanitarian Volunteer Award was presented to Genevieve Van Steen.

The Frist Humanitarian Award honors outstanding individuals for humanitarian and volunteer services. Named in honor of the late Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr., founder of HCA and renowned humanitarian, this award recognizes individuals whose daily dedication and care giving epitomize the highest standards of quality and personal commitment. Three awards are given annually at each HCA hospital. One recognizes an HCA employee who goes beyond day-to-day responsibilities and their overall service to the community. Another recognizes an HCA volunteer who gives unselfishly in their service to the facility. A third award is announced to a physician who best epitomizes Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.’s commitment to the communities in which we serve. The Frist Physician Humanitarian Award will be announced at a reception for physicians in June.

Sally Jones

About Sally Jones, RN

Ms. Jones has a reputation for going beyond providing the very best patient care. Not only is the patient’s welfare taken care of, but also the families, visitors and even her coworkers. Coworkers have commented that she goes out of her way to make new employees at Medical Center of Trinity feel a part of the family.

Sally is involved in a number of activities In the community and in particular is active in raising funds for breast cancer research, serving as hospital Chairwoman of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and the American Heart Association.

“Outside of work, Sally always takes time to ensure her friends and family are also number one in her life,” said one of Sally’s peers who nominated her for this award. Sally’s commitment to her job and her friends and the community are exceptional and this has inspired others to become better at their careers and to care and love others on a different level.

Genevieve Van Steen

About Genevieve Van Steen

Genevieve Van Steen is an active volunteer who also continues to practice her professional skill as an RN. In addition to volunteering at the Visitor Entrance, she serves on the board of directors of the volunteers at Medical Center of Trinity and also volunteers at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point as a chaplain’s aid. In her “spare time” she volunteers to cook for the homeless at “Volunteer Way.”