Citrus Memorial Hospital June 09, 2017

Left to Right: Laboratory Director Prabhakar Ashwin, Frist Award recipient Lori Kline, and CEO Ralph Aleman

Citrus Memorial Hospital recently presented to an employee the Frist Humanitarian Award which recognizes the highest achievements in serving others.

The Frist Humanitarian Award was founded in 1971 and honors outstanding individuals for humanitarian and volunteer services. 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 caregiving epitomizes the highest standard of quality and personal commitment.

The awards are given annually at each HCA hospital. It recognizes an employee who goes above and beyond day-to-day responsibilities and their overall service to the community.

The Citrus Memorial Hospital award winner is submitted for consideration for the national level Frist Awards. If selected, the honoree will receive a $5,000 donation to the charity of their choice and $5,000 in cash.

This year’s recipient of the Frist Humanitarian Award is laboratory assistant Lori Kline.

Kline has served as a phlebotomist in the Citrus Memorial Hospital lab for five years with pride and professionalism. She is caring and compassionate to patients and coworkers alike. Outside of work, her compassion is extended to the community as she advoccates for single parents who have lost their jobs. From the kindness of her heart, she provides them with meals and shelter. She even uses her couponing skills to donate a significant amount of food to a food bank in Hernando.