STONECREST ANNOUNCES NATIONAL 2009 FRIST HUMANITARIAN AWARD RECIPIENT
April 20, 2010
StoneCrest Medical Center today announced Carianna Johnson, registered nurse in the maternity department, is the recipient of the 2009 Frist Humanitarian Award. Carianna is the first TriStar Health System employee to be honored with the Frist Humanitarian Award, which has a thirty-nine year history. Carianna will be honored at a ceremony on April 12th in Nashville, TN.
Established in 1971, the awards honor outstanding individuals for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. The Frist Humanitarian Awards are given annually in recognition of the caring spirit and philanthropic work of the late Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr., a founder of HCA. Employees, volunteers and physicians who demonstrate commitment and dedication to providing care and humanitarianism are selected from around the country and honorees are recognized at the local level. The three national recipients are selected from more than 230 local honorees.
The highest honor HCA employees, volunteers and physicians can receive; the Frist Humanitarian Award includes a $5,000 donation to the charity of the recipient’s choice and $5,000 in cash for the employee and volunteer.
Carianna’s tireless efforts have produced tangible results including the establishment of a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor and vulnerable, improved quality of life for the disadvantaged, and many saved lives. In less than seven years, Carianna has participated in sixteen mission trips to third-world countries such as Haiti and Africa providing surgical, financial, and educational services as well as supporting a variety of community initiatives. She has provided quality patient care for twenty years as a registered nurse in the labor and delivery unit while at the same time serving as a wife and mother to five children.
“Carianna clearly depicts the humanitarian efforts represented by the First Humanitarian Award. She is dedicated to caring for others not only at the international level, but locally in her role as a registered nurse,” said Mark Sims, CEO at StoneCrest Medical Center. One of Carianna’s many mission trips included a trip to Nigeria with Afam Ikejiani, M.D. Dr. Ikejiani said “Carianna’s tough love lecture to a hospital management staff led a State Government in my native Nigeria to make positive changes in how healthcare is delivered.”
About StoneCrest Medical Center
StoneCrest Medical Center, part of the TriStar Health System, is an Accredited Chest Pain and Accredited Cancer Center that offers a full array of acute care services including emergency care, general surgery, cardiology, obstetrics, intensive care, physical medicine, outpatient diagnostic services, and cancer care. Situated on 43 acres at the intersection of Interstate 24 and Sam Ridley Parkway, StoneCrest Medical Center offers 101 total beds. Additionally, the 160,000 square foot physician's building is adjacent to the medical center, providing convenient access from physician offices to the hospital.