LewisGale Hospital Alleghany recently presented its prestigious 2011 Frist Humanitarian Award to Carolyn L. Snyder, R.N., P.C.C.N.., for her selfless acts of service to the hospital and the community. This is the highest honor an employee can receive at an HCA facility, the parent company for LewisGale Regional Health System.

At the awards ceremony, Carolyn was recognized for her compassion for patients and her support of organ donation. She was responsible for developing a memorial garden on the hospital's campus.

“Carolyn demonstrates a genuine concern for our patients throughout the performance of her daily duties,” said Mac Campbell, Human Resources Administrator. “She has also helped create a culture which supports organ donation. She is well-deserving of this award.”

The Frist Humanitarian Awards are given out annually at HCA-affiliated hospitals to an employee, volunteer, and physician who demonstrate extraordinary concern for the welfare and happiness of patients and their communities.

Carolyn has been a nurse in the ICU Department at LewisGale Hospital Alleghany for 21 years.

“We are honored to have Carolyn as part of our healthcare team because she represents the qualities that we value at our hospital and that set us apart as a healthcare leader in this community,” said Greg Madsen, CEO, LewisGale Hospital Alleghany.

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