July 17, 2019
Medical City McKinney announced Elizabeth Kim, MD, Deb Miller, RN, and Sharon Weter, as the recipients of the Frist Humanitarian Award, the hospital's highest employee and volunteer award.
The Frist Humanitarian Awards were created to recognize a physician, employee and volunteer at each HCA Healthcare-affiliated facility 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 F. Frist, Sr., a founder of HCA Healthcare, the parent company of Medical City Healthcare.
Elizabeth Kim, MD, is a trauma surgeon that organizes medical mission trips to Haiti, and during her most recent trip, she and her team saw 96 patients and staffed 40 surgeries. The impact of her trips to Haiti has led Dr. Kim to establish an international medical rotation for medical residents to assist with medical missions.
Deb Miller, RN, is recognized for developing innovative ways to teach others through hands-on training courses, mentoring a high school robotics team, and volunteering at a local nursing home and other charities. She has won two innovators awards at the hospital and division level for her innovative teaching programs and created fun, customized hands-on training puzzles for nurses to participate in during Nurses Week.
Sharon Weter is a member of the Volunteer Auxiliary and averages more than 400 volunteer hours a year. Since joining the Volunteer Auxiliary five years ago, Weter has served in several roles throughout the hospital, including accounts payable clerk and assisting in the gift shop. She also helps out at Community Health Clinic of McKinney, where she contributed 760 volunteer hours last year.
Elizabeth Kim, MD
Deb Miller, RN