Clarine Spetzler (above from left), Bertram Spetzler, BillCaldwell, HCA Physician Services and back row, nephew Michael Spetzler; (right) Sheri Freeman>
Dr. Bertram Spetzler, an orthopaedic surgeon, and Lewis Gale Family Care medical assistant Sheri Freeman have won Frist awards. Spetzler won the Frist Physician Award and Freeman the Frist Humanitarian Award.
Bill Caldwell, VP of HCA Physician Services, “Their exemplary work and compassion sets a high standard for health care professionals and we are proud to have them as part of our family. Our patients benefit from the kind of commitment to humanitarian concerns that they demonstrate each day.”
The Frist Humanitarian Awards were created to recognize one employee and one physician at each HCA-affiliated facility who demonstrate extraordinary concern for the welfare and happiness of patients and their community.
Spetzler was recognized for his work in the community at both the high school and college level as team physician, as well as for being a mentor to athletic trainers. He has done mission work in Bhutan, providing medical services as wellont-family: "Century Gothic","sans-serif";">
as teaching at their main hospital.
Freeman was recognized for her mission work each year in Mexico where she uses her sign language skills by working with children who are deaf.