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Colyer honored by hospital


TOPEKA -- The Overland Park Regional Medical Center on Tuesday awarded Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer with the Frist Humanitarian Award. Gov.Sam Brownback helped present the award to Colyer.

Colyer has served on the medical staff at OPRMC for 17 years and also serves on the hospital's board of trustees. He also has volunteered for more than 20 years through the International Medical Corps in numerous war-zones, including Iraq, Rwanda, Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan to bring medical care to those in desperate need.

The Frist Humanitarian Award was created in 1971 to honor outstanding individuals for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. Named in honor of Dr. Thomas F. Frist Sr., a founder of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), this award recognizes individuals who serve the community and those in need and whose daily dedication and care giving epitomize the highest standards of quality and personal commitment. Awards are given in three categories; HCA employee, HCA volunteer, and a HCA-affiliated physician.