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Capital Regional Medical Center Honors Frist Humanitarian Nominee

April 17, 2012

Tallahassee, FL - Capital Regional Medical Center (CRMC) announces Reverend Charles Scriven as one of the finalist for HCA’s national Frist Humanitarian award in the category of Volunteer at CRMC’s annual Volunteer Banquet Monday, April 16. HCA recognizes one Frist Humanitarian national winner along with two finalists in the categories of Physician, Employee and Volunteer.

Reverend Charles Scriven has dedicated the past eight years and more than 800 hours of his time volunteering at Capital Regional. In addition to his time spent at the hospital Charles also serves as the Hospice Chaplin twice a week and is a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and Project Annie. According to CRMC’s Manager of Volunteer Services, Nancy Spears, “Charles’ dedication and commitment to serving others makes him and outstanding candidate for the Frist Humanitarian award.”

The Frist Humanitarian award was created in 1971 to honor outstanding individuals for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. The award was named in honor of Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr. one of the founders of HCA. The Volunteer award is dedicated and recognizes an HCA volunteer who gives unselfishly to patients within their facilities and the community. Qualities of a nominee include demonstrating a level of commitment to the community, remarkable concern for the welfare and happiness of patients, and strive to make the world a better place. Selected out of 225 nominees, as a finalist for this award Reverend Scriven will receive 1,000 $ cash gift and a 1,000$ contribution to the charity of his choice. He will also be recognized during the National Awards Ceremony May 21.

Reverend Scriven has served as a Captain in the United States Army, Division Chief of law enforcement in Duval County, the Commissioner of the Florida Parole and Probation Commission, and also earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University. “Charles is a great role model for others because of his hunger for lifelong learning and his ability to take his knowledge and educate others,” says Brian Cook, CEO/President of Capital Regional Medical Center. Capital Regional is proud of Revered Scriven and all of his accomplishments as well as his commitment to volunteering. Making him the ideal nominee for the Frist Humanitarian Award.

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