Pictured, Left to Right: Dr. Thomas Martin, M.D., emergency department medical director, Tiff Condran, facilities and safety manager, Kay Burkett, RN, director of case management, Frances Mack, volunteer, Lee Stroud, RN, director of clinical operations

On Monday, June 26, members of Team Colleton gathered to honor three Frist humanitarian and two nursing excellence award recipients.

HCA Healthcare co-founder Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.'s concern for the well-being of others went beyond his day-to-day work. In addition to building a successful corporation, he founded the Frist Foundation, a philanthropic organization that has donated millions in support of health programs, the performing arts, and education.

In 1971 the Frist Humanitarian Award was created to recognize individuals who serve the community and those in need, and whose daily dedication and caregiving epitomize the highest standards of quality and personal commitment. Colleton Medical Center's 2023 Frist Humanitarian Award Recipients are-

Volunteer Frist Award was presented to Frances Mack for her steadfast commitment to service as a lead volunteer since 2018.

Employee Frist Award was presented to Tiff Condran, facilities manager, for her dedication to excellence in ensuring the facility is a safe place to work and receive care.

Physician Frist Award was presented to Dr. Thomas Martin, M.D. for his unwavering compassion for every patient he encounters. His kindness and dedication to making a difference is felt by all who have the pleasure of knowing him.

The Excellence in Nursing Award was created in 2014 to recognize the intrinsic value of the nursing practice in accomplishing our goal of providing the highest quality of care to the patients we serve. This award recognizes two nurses that excel as compassionate caregivers and mentors. The 2023 Nurse Excellence Award recipients are:

  • Excellence in Nursing- Professional Mentoring Award was presented to Lee Stroud, RN, for his dedication to improving efficiency and commitment to helping develop a team of passionate, high-quality, caring, and patient-centric nurses.
  • Excellence in Nursing- Compassionate Care Award was presented to Kay Burkett, RN, for her relentless advocacy for her patients and dedication to developing a plan of care that takes the entire family into consideration.

“It is an honor to recognize team members for the unwavering support and care they provide our team and community,” said Jimmy Hiott, Colleton Medical Center CEO. “Like Dr. Frist, our team embraces the value of the human spirit by living our mission “above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.”

Missy Feather, chief nursing officer, echoed Hiott's remarks adding "This year’s honorees are a shining example of the exceptional care our team provides daily. I am humbled to lead our team of dynamic patient-centric nurses and proud to recognize those that consistently go above and beyond to mentor, support, and grow our team.”