Frankfort Regional Medical Center recently named winners of the 2011 Frist Humanitarian Awards, which recognize one employee, one physician and one volunteer who have demonstrated extraordinary concern for the welfare and happiness of patients and their community.
Employee of the Year Frank Manns has worked at FRMC for more than 31 years. Currently, he serves as project coordinator in the engineering department. He was nominated for consistently going out of his way to serve the hospital’s patients and visitors.
Doctor of the Year Jaime Montalvo works in the emergency department, where he has for the past 13 years. He was nominated for taking several mission trips each year to improve the lives of others.
Volunteer of the Year Priscilla Gershman has volunteered at the hospital since August 2008. She assists in the main lobby next to the registration and information desk, helping patients and visitors.
This honor places Manns, Montalvo and Gershman in nomination for the nationwide Frist Humanitarian Award, the highest honor an employee or volunteer can receive within Hospital Corporation of America, the parent company of FRMC.
“I am very proud to present these awards,” CEO Chip Peal said. “Frank Manns, Dr. Montalvo and Priscilla Gershman are an inspiration to all our employees, physicians and volunteers. Their generosity and dedication serve as a living example of both Frankfort Regional’s and HCA’s commitment to the care and improvement of human life.”