Rome, GA; February 26, 2014 Redmond Regional Medical Center honored three individuals as the hospital’s 2013 Frist Humanitarian Award Recipients: Dr. Frank Stegall, Harbin Clinic Cardiologist Physician Recipient; Amanda Bohannon, RN Employee Recipient; and Jackie Miller, Volunteer Recipient. The Frist Humanitarian Awards were created to recognize one physician, one employee and one volunteer all on staff at Redmond who demonstrate extraordinary concern for the welfare and happiness of patients and their community. The Frist Humanitarian Awards are given annually in recognition of the humanitarian spirit and philanthropic work of the late Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr., a founder of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). National recipients will be honored at a reception in the spring.

Dr. Frank Stegall, Harbin Clinic Cardiologist, was recognized for his outstanding leadership in the field of Cardiology as well as his excellence in patient care and patient satisfaction. Having vested over 35 years of Interventional Cardiology practice at Redmond, Dr. Stegall is well respected by his peers, his patients, the hospital staff, his medical colleagues and our community. Dr. Stegall has won numerous leadership and clinical excellence awards over the years. He represented Cardiologists throughout HCA on the Clinical Cardiovascular Management Network where, with his peers, he actually wrote cardiology clinical protocols being utilized today throughout the company. He volunteers at the Free Clinic of Rome, has served on the Boards of Darlington School and United Community Bank and has volunteered numerous hours of community education in schools, civic groups and other healthcare groups. Through his love of teaching, he has mentored numerous nurses, students and physician peers. His dedication to his patients has resulted in countless personal and touching stories of outstanding patient care.

Amanda Bohannon faced many challenges in her life. When she started as a secretary at Redmond 9 years ago, she was a single mother of two. Despite her circumstances, she reached out to others in need. While caring for her invalid child, she became very active in the Make a Wish Foundation. Even after serving as “Wish Maker”, she stayed in touch with each child and their family – knowing when they went on to other obstacles or even when they passed on. When she lost her invalid daughter to Sanfilippo Syndrome, which they had been fighting for 14 years, she started the non-profit organization “The Sweet Cocoon.” The foundation’s goal is to bring awareness and support to build a house of respite care for disabled children and their families. Today, Amanda has remarried and has also completed her RN degree.

Redmond Volunteer Jackie Miller was recognized as a dedicated volunteer who has generously given of her time and resources to make a difference in the lives of patients and families, Redmond associates and even those in our community and around the world. Jackie takes a very active role in Redmond’s Christmas Adoption project. Through her efforts and contributions, Jackie helped ensure that a mother with cancer and her little boy had a very special Christmas.

“We are extremely proud to recognize Dr. Frank Stegall Harbin Clinic Cardiologist, Amanda Bohannon, and Jackie Miller for their efforts on behalf of our patients and our community,” said John Quinlivan, Chief Executive Officer of Redmond Regional Medical Center. “They truly exemplify the humanitarian spirit for which Dr. Frist was so well known and is so fondly remembered. I know he’d be proud of them as are we.”

Redmond Regional Medical Center is a 230 bed facility, serving as a referral source for all of northwest Georgia and parts of Alabama. Including its healthcare partners, Redmond has over 245 physicians with more than 30 specialties and a support staff of approximately 1,300 associates.