Pasco, Hillsborough & Pinellas, FL – Medical Center of Trinity recently recognized its Employee, Volunteer and Physician Award Winners.

The Frist Humanitarian Award was founded in 1971 and honors outstanding individuals for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. It is one of HCA Healthcare’s Awards of Distinction and is one of the highest honors that HCA bestows on employees, physicians. Name in honor of Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr., a founder of HCA Healthcare and renowned humanitarian, this award recognizes individuals whose daily dedication and caregiving epitomize the highest standards of quality and personal commitment

Frist Humanitarian Award – Employee

Phaedra Flowers, RN Emergency Services is well liked by her peers and she goes above and beyond to help wherever it is needed. This is also carried over to the community. Every fall, Phaedra collects from the staff of all our emergency departments backpack supplies for foster children in Pasco County Schools. During Christmas, she also collects toys and such so that children who get placed in foster care during the holidays (especially Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) can have presents and clothes. Phaedra has a big heart and is very passionate about what she does!

Frist Humanitarian Award – Volunteer

Bobby Tilford has been a volunteer at Medical Center of Trinity for over 4 years. He has accumulated over 4,000 service hours in numerous positions: pathfinder, courtesy cart driver, courier/transporter and front desk main entrance badge maker. Bobby is well liked by all volunteers and guests that he has met. When he is not volunteering at the hospital, he volunteers at the Elks Club in New Port Richey with charity events and serves in any other capacity. Bobby is the epitome of a team player!

Frist Humanitarian Award – Physician

Dr. Parveen Vahora has been an active member of the community for many years. Her donation of her time and resources has supported many organizations including:

  • Rotary Club of Seven Springs
  • Humanitarian trip to Rohingya Camp, Bangladesh
  • Humanitarian trip to villages in rural Malawi
  • Clinical Faculty for Gynecology – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Trinity Odessa Toastmasters