May 04, 2012
Tallahassee, FL – Capital Regional Medical Center (CRMC) named Andrew Wong, MD, Mark Evelo and the Rev. Charles Scriven as the recipients of this year’s Frist Humanitarian Awards. The Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) annually recognizes a physician, employee and volunteer at each of its hospitals for their humanitarian and volunteer activities.
The Frist Humanitarian Awards were created in 1971 in honor of Dr. Thomas F. Frist Sr., one of the founders of HCA. The awards recognize individuals who give unselfishly to patients within their facilities and community. Qualities of a recipient include demonstrating a level of commitment to society, remarkable concern for the welfare and happiness of patients and a desire to make the world a better place.
Dr. Wong is an orthopedic surgeon at CRMC and a professor at the Florida State University School of Medicine. Dr. Wong has performed free medical procedures in Africa and Guatemala for those in need and serves as the president of the Florida Orthopedic Society.
Mark Evelo is a registered respiratory therapist who joined the CRMC family in 1984. In addition to being actively involved in his church, Evelo volunteers with the Florida Parent Educators Association. He has also served as a little league and softball coach in the Tallahassee area.
The Rev. Charles Scriven has volunteered the past eight years and more than 800 hours of his time at CRMC. Scriven serves as the Hospice chaplain twice a week and volunteers with Meals on Wheel and Project Annie.
The recipients were honored recently for their contributions to not only CRMC, but the community as a whole.
“It’s not brick and mortar and equipment that make a hospital,” Frist said. “It’s the warmth and compassion and attitude of good employees that leads to quality care.”