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RMCBP’s Jennifer Kachurak Receives 2011 Frist Humanitarian Hospital Award

May 17, 2012

Hudson, FL – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has announced that its 2011 Frist Humanitarian Award was presented to Jennifer Kachurak of Food & Nutrition Services. This year there were two nominees for the employee Frist Humanitarian Award. They included Jennifer and Sandra Kyzer both who were employees in the Food & Nutritional Services Department

Created in 1971, the Frist Humanitarian Award honors outstanding individuals for humanitarian and volunteer activities. Named in honor of the late Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr. – founder of HCA and renowned humanitarian – this award recognizes individuals whose daily dedication and care-giving epitomizes the highest standards of quality and personal commitment. Each nominee of the award is judged in the following four categories:

  • Level of commitment to the facility & patient care
  • Level of commitment to the community
  • Having a positive effect on others
  • Dependability, consistency & people oriented

Ms. Kachurak received a $250 check, a Frist lapel pin, a plaque, a parking pass to the physician’s parking lot for one full year and her picture on display in the front entrance.

As a nominee Ms. Kyzer received a certificate and a beautiful dish garden.

The hospital award winners go on to compete for the 2011 national Frist award. If selected as a national Frist award winner, they and a guest will be invited to Nashville where they will attend a reception in their honor by Dr. Tommy Frist, Jr. and other HCA leadership. They will also receive a bronze statue, $5,000 gift to the charity of their choice, and a $5,000 cash gift.

About Jennifer Kachurak

2012 Frist Award Winner Jennifer Kachurak

Jennifer Kachurak has a reputation among peers, family and community for always putting everyone above herself. She is regarded by all as the person who goes above and beyond for patients, family, and visitors. “She is the first one to assist a coworker or friend in need, cooking and bringing over food when someone is ill or is going through a rough time.” Her reputation is that of a continually “giving” person. She is involved in a variety of community activities, organizing fundraising events and sitting on both community and professional committees. She has been continually seen by employees, patients and families as the person most ready to sit and hold someone’s hand and walk them through a difficult time. This she does while holding down a professional position as a registered dietitian and as a wife and mother of three children. Jennifer Kachurak epitomizes the concept of “Frist Humanitarian” as initially described when the award was created in 1971.

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