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TriStar Summit Medical Center

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HCA’s TriStar Summit Medical Center Names Frist Humanitarian Award Recipients

HERMITAGE, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2016) —HCA’s TriStar Summit Medical Center recently announced the recipients of the 2015 Frist Humanitarian Award presented nationally to Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) employees and volunteers. TriStar Summit Medical Center 2015 recipients include Marylee Locey, imaging coordinator, Ron Watkins, hospital volunteer, and Dr. Melvin Seard, urologist. This honor places all three recipients in nomination for the nationwide 2015 Frist Humanitarian Award, the highest honor an employee or volunteer can earn within HCA, the parent company of TriStar Summit Medical Center.

“TriStar Summit is committed to delivering quality patient care and we are extremely proud to recognize our employees, volunteers, and physicians for their efforts on behalf of our patients and our community,” said Jeff Whitehorn, CEO, TriStar Summit Medical Center. “Their exemplary work and compassion set a high standard for healthcare professionals and we are proud to have them as part of our family. Undoubtedly, our patients benefit from the kind of commitment and humanitarian efforts they demonstrate each day.”

The Frist Humanitarian Awards were created to recognize one employee, one volunteer and one physician at each HCA facility who demonstrate extraordinary concern for the welfare and happiness of patients and their community. The Humanitarian Awards are given annually in recognition of the humanitarian spirit and philanthropic work of the late Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr., one of the founders of Hospital Corporation of America.

For more information about TriStar Summit or a free physician referral, please call TriStar MedLine at 615.342.1919 or visit

Celebrating 20 years of serving the community, TriStar Summit Medical Center is a 200-bed facility located in Hermitage, Tenn. The TriStar Health hospital offers a full array of acute care services, including emergency care, general surgery, cardiology, obstetrics, orthopedics, intensive care, physical medicine, outpatient diagnostic services, and cancer care. Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures ®, TriStar Summit is a national leader in providing quality healthcare. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar Summit, call TriStar MedLine ® at 615-342-1919 or visit The hospital is located at 5655 Frist Blvd., Hermitage, TN.

(Dr. Melvin Seard is the middle Physician in the photograph.)
(Dr. Melvin Seard is the middle Physician in the photograph.)