Annette Lester and Linda White were recently honored with Redmond Regional Medical Center’s 2010 Frist Humanitarian Award as the Employee and Volunteer of the Year. This honor places Lester and White in nomination for the nationwide 2010 Frist Humanitarian Award, the highest honor an employee or volunteer can receive within HCA, the parent company of Redmond Regional Medical Center.

The awards were created to recognize one employee and one volunteer at each HCA-affiliated facility who demonstrate extraordinary concern for the welfare and happiness of patients and their community. Winners at the national level each receive a bronze statue, a $5,000 gift to the charity of their choice, and a $5,000 cash gift. Winners on the local level will be entered for consideration on the National level.

Lester, a wound ostomy continence RN at Redmond, was selected for the Employee Frist Award for her above and beyond attitude and the care she shows to her co-workers, patients and community every day. Lester comes to the hospital at all hours to provide the special care only she can give and visits patients in the home if they are having a difficult time managing their wound. As her nominator put it, “She truly feels called to bring healing to those in need.”

The 2010 Volunteer Frist Winner, White, has been volunteering at Redmond since 2008. She has invested more than 1,200 hours volunteering in the past year, often coming in at 6 a.m. During her off time, she is generally taking care of her family or traveling to Florida to assist a disabled family member.

“Annette and Linda are an inspiration to all our employees and volunteers,” said Jack O. Bovender Jr., HCA Chairman and CEO. “Their generosity and dedication serve as a living example of HCA’s commitment to the care and improvement of human life.”

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