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Hudson woman receives coveted humanitarian award for Cerebral Palsy home
Hudson woman receives coveted humanitarian award for Cerebral Palsy home

Three lucky humanitarians were honored this week with one of the coveted 2010 Frist Humanitarian Awards from the Hospital Corporation of America. One of the recipients was Pauline Shaver, a volunteer at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson, who won one of these national awards that recognize an HCA employee, volunteer and physician each year. She received the award on Tuesday at a ceremony in Nashville, and RMC will be hosting their own reception in her honor locally.

Established in 1971, the awards honor outstanding individuals for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. Employees, volunteers and medical staff members who demonstrate commitment and dedication to providing care and humanitarianism are selected from around the country, and honorees are recognized at the local level. The three national recipients were selected from more than 200 hospital-level honorees.

Pauline Shaver, 73, founded The Angelus, a nonprofit organization that is a home for 35 handicapped adults and children with cerebral palsy, in 1979. She became familiar with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point because residents of The Angelus were brought to the hospital from time to time.

Impressed with the caring approach of the hospital’s staff, Pauline became a volunteer courier at the facility two years ago. In addition to her volunteer work at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and The Angelus, Pauline raises money for the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association through bake sales.

The Frist Humanitarian Award includes a $5,000 donation to the charity of the recipient’s choice and $5,000 in cash for the employee and volunteer.  The medical staff honoree receives a $10,000 donation to their charity of choice.

“The Frist Humanitarian Award celebrates our culture of charitable giving,” said HCA chairman and CEO Richard M. Bracken. “It is perhaps the greatest recognition we can bestow upon a colleague.”

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