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Portsmouth Regional Hospital Congratulates Volunteer National Finalist

April 19, 2008

Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s Volunteer Algene Bailey Sr. was chosen from a field of candidates throughout the country and was awarded Runner-Up for the First Humanitarian National Volunteer Award, HCA Healthcare's most prestigious service award. The Frist Award honors outstanding individuals for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. This year's winners were chosen for their dedication to the highest standards of quality and genuine concern for the welfare of others.

“I have had the absolute pleasure working with Algene for the past 10 years. The HCA National Judges learned what we have known for years, the tremendous impact that Algene has on us and all those around him,” remarks Portsmouth Hospital’s CEO William Schuler.

Algene Bailey has been selected as one of the four volunteer national finalists. Algene was chosen from over 185 nominations to be distinguished as a finalist. Algene will receive a cash gift of $1,000, a $1,000 contribution to the charity of his choice, and recognition during the national awards ceremony on Monday, April 28. A live webcast of the ceremony will be broadcast at 3 p.m. EST so our facility can take part in the excitement.

Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s 2007 Employee Frist Humanitarian Award recipient was Diane M. Zaidlicz, Behavioral Health Nurse. Diane has worked with adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. She has been an RN, Assistant Nurse Manager, Case manager, Resource Nurse, RUN in Utilization Review and a Mental Health Clinician.

Past Portsmouth Regional Hospital Frist Humanitarian Award recipients have also been nominated on the nationally level, a rare honor. Congratulations to both recipients and to Portsmouth Regional Hospital on this outstanding accomplishment.

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