By Julie Huss
---- — DERRY — Lore Revels lives across the street from Parkland Medical Center and is often called upon to fill in where she is needed as a volunteer.
She walks to work on many occasions and is often seen coming to volunteer even during the worst snowstorms.
Revels received Parkland’s annual Frist Humanitarian Award for her many years of volunteer service.
She was honored during a ceremony March 13 at the hospital.
Parkland gives three Frist awards each year to a volunteer, physician and staff member who go above and beyond the call when it comes to supporting the hospital community and patients.
The awards were created in 1971 and are named for Dr. Thomas Frist, one of the founders of Parkland’s network Hospital Corporation of America, or HCA, and is given to top staff and volunteers chosen from a field of nominations.
Frist was a nationally known cardiologist who made the phrase “good people beget good people” a mantra that Parkland still strives to live by when it comes to honoring its workers.
“It’s always a pleasure to be able to celebrate the outstanding work people do everyday,” Parkland CEO Chris Accashian said. “We have a lot of good people.”
In Revels’ case, she has volunteered at Parkland since 2000. Her award called her a “dedicated, knowledgeable” individual who is always willing to help.
In addition to Revels, the Frist award for a staff member went to Patricia Dillon, director of case management at Parkland. The top physician award was given to plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson.
Dillon was described in her nomination as a kind, compassionate person who “always has an ear to listen and a heart to help you out with anything you need.”
She also strongly supports the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry and has served on many committee to support that youth club.
Chatson has been a member of the Parkland staff since 2012 and was voted New Hampshire’s top plastic surgeon for two years. He has completed many missions abroad to help repair congenital birth defects and aid burn victims in Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala, Belize and Romania.
Accashian keeps a Dr. Frist book close by and said Parkland wants to honor staff members who live up to those standards.
“These people go above and beyond and are living their life at work and outside,” he said. “They are living up to Frist’s words.”