Nashville, Tenn., (March 7, 2012) – HCA’s TriStar Centennial announced Faye Miller, James “Reggie” Anderson, M.D., and Marilyn “Kaye” Orange, R.N., as the 2011 Frist Humanitarian Award recipients during a ceremony here March 6. It is the highest honor an HCA volunteer, physician, and employee can receive.
The annual awards are presented in honor of Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr., an HCA founder, recognizing one volunteer, one physician, and one employee at each HCA-affiliated facility who demonstrates extraordinary concern for the welfare and happiness of patients and their community.
“Ms. Miller, Dr. Anderson, and Ms. Orange consistently demonstrate their selfless commitment and passion for helping patients at TriStar Centennial and Ashland City, while also helping people in their communities or around the world,” said Thomas Herron, CEO of TriStar Centennial. “Their spirits of humanitarianism are an inspiration to us all and their commitment to quality, compassionate care is representative of our entire Centennial team.”
Miller began volunteering at TriStar Centennial after retiring from Centennial at Ashland City. She volunteers weekly at the Centennial Center for the Treatment of Obesity, assists the human resources team, and supports special events including blood drives, disaster drills, and special mailings. She averages 24 volunteer hours a month at Centennial, totaling about 800 hours of volunteer service since 2008.
Anderson was recognized for his quarter century commitment to providing and expanding healthcare access in Ashland City, Tenn. When he arrived in 1986, Anderson was only the third doctor in the National Health Services Core’s then-classified underserved rural area of Cheatham County. Today, there is a hospital on the ground where his first office once stood, and he more recently opened a clinic building in Kingston Springs that houses a family practice clinic, dentist office, physical therapy clinic, and a pharmacy. Anderson worked in the Centennial at Ashland City Emergency Room for 25 years in addition to his clinic, rounding at hospitals and a nursing home, and even still making house calls. He still practices in his clinic.
Orange has dedicated her life to caring for others through healthcare around the world and the Ashland City community. Her nursing career began with mission work in Africa, Fiji, and Hawaii. She and her husband then settled at home in Cheatham County where she is still a registered nurse in the surgical and emergency departments with Centennial at Ashland City. Orange continued volunteering her nursing services around the world, first with a hospital in Texas heavily damaged by a hurricane and again in Haiti after a devastating earthquake. While in Haiti, Orange facilitated a patient’s travels and donated lifesaving medical services with her former United States-based mission connections and welcomed the patient into her home until the patient was healthy enough to return to Haiti. Orange, a former First Lady of Ashland City, is also involved in fundraising and charity events for the church, schools, hospital, and Cheatham County.
Each Centennial recipient will be nominated for national award consideration. National recipients will be honored during a May ceremony at HCA Headquarters in Nashville.
HCA's TriStar Centennial announced James “Reggie” Anderson, M.D., Faye Miller, volunteer, and Marilyn “Kaye” Orange, R. N., (pictured left to right) as the 2011 Frist Humanitarian Award recipients during a ceremony at TriStar Centennial March 6, 2012. It is the highest honor an HCA physician, volunteer, and employee can receive.
Centennial Medical Center, part of HCA/TriStar Health System, is a 657-bed facility that is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). One of Tennessee’s most complete medical facilities, the hospital campus is home to The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial, Women’s & Children’s Hospital at Centennial, Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at Centennial Medical Center at Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. To learn more, visit TriStarHealth.com and click on Centennial Medical Center or call (800) 242-5662.