St. Petersburg, FL (April 26, 2010) - St. Petersburg General Hospital (SPGH) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009 Frist Humanitarian Award. This annual award pays tribute to a staff member, volunteer and physician at each HCA hospital. The Frist Humanitarian Award is the highest honor offered by HCA to these individual roles, and is based upon excellence in both the daily hospital setting as well as in the communities they live. Recipients of the 2009 Frist Humanitarian Award are recommended by their peers and community leaders for excellence in and out of the workplace.

The recipients of the 2009 Frist Humanitarian Award for SPGH:

  • Frist Humanitarian Associate Award presented to Cecile Chadwick
  • Frist Humanitarian Volunteer Award presented to Anita Brown
  • Frist Humanitarian Physician Award presented to Miguel Fana, MD

Cecile Chadwick is a medical technologist in the St. Petersburg General Hospital Laboratory. For the past 10 years she has volunteered for the local Meals on Wheels program and has developed relationships with many of those to whom she delivers meals. She is compassionate about her volunteer work as it may be the only personal contact these individuals have for that day. Mrs. Chadwick has been with HCA since 1982 and with SPGH since 2005.

Volunteer President Anita Brown has been with SPGH since November 2005. Not only does she volunteer her time with SPGH, she volunteers for the American Heart Association and the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children program. She leads by example and can be found in many areas of the hospital, talking with patients and family members, assisting in the gift shop, orienting new volunteers, or helping in the cafeteria.

Miguel Fana, MD, is board-certified in Internal Medicine, a Member of the American Medical Association and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. For five years he served as Associate Medical Director for JSA Healthcare. He is a modest man who gives his time, knowledge and empathy to all patients, staff, students and his peers.

“I am extremely proud to recognize these amazing individuals with HCA’s highest honor,” said Robert B. Conroy, Jr., President and CEO of St. Petersburg General Hospital. “Every day these individuals bring their unique talents to the patients we serve.”