June 28, 2017
Spring Hill, Florida – Oak Hill Hospital recently recognized Pariksith Singh, MD, as this year’s Frist Humanitarian Physician Award winner.
The Frist Humanitarian Award was founded in 1971 and honors outstanding individuals for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. It is one of HCA’s Awards of Distinction and is one of the highest honors that HCA bestows on employees, physicians and volunteers. Named in honor of Dr. Thomas F. Frist Sr., a founder of HCA and renowned humanitarian, this award recognizes individuals whose daily dedication and care giving, epitomize the highest standards of quality and personal commitment.
About Dr. Frist
Dr. Frist, served as the president of HCA until the mid-1970’s and was a nationally known cardiologist and an internist who served patients for over 50 years. This award was important to him as he was always quoted as saying, “good people beget good people” when referring to the caliber of individuals staffing HCA facilities. He founded the Frist Foundation in 1982, which is a philanthropic organization that has donated millions of dollars in support of health programs, the performing arts, and education. Among his many achievements is that he was asked to serve on the Health, Education & Welfare Advisory Committee on Older Americans.
About the Award
In order to receive the Humanitarian Award, the recognized physician must display a concern for the well-being of others beyond his/her day-to-day responsibilities. The physician must embody the Mission, Vision, and Values of Oak Hill Hospital and that of a true humanitarian.
About Pariksith Singh, MD
In recognizing Dr. Singh, his nomination included the following:
- Provides excellent healthcare to the community
- He puts his patients first
- His actions speak louder than words
- He shows respect for everyone
Pariksith Singh, MD
Dr. Singh received his medical training in India and completed his residency at Mount Sinai Elmhurst in 1996. He has held his Board Certification in Internal Medicine since that time. Upon completion of his residency, he moved to Florida and began his medical career. In 2001, he co-founded Access Health Care, LLC, where he continues as CEO, Medical Director, owner and physician.
Access Health Care currently employs well over 800 people, including 118 physicians, 60 mid-level providers and 536 office staff. In addition to managing various companies, he finds time and resources to support organizations that are important to the community.
Dr. Singh began the Auroveda Operating Foundation which includes the Community Outreach Center, Auro Community Garden, and the Kids’ Garden at Pine Grove Elementary School. Other organizations he supports include People Helping People, Disabled American Veterans, the Crescent Community Clinic, Wounded Warrior Project, and neighborhood schools
In addition, he has established the Auroveda Integral Foundation in Jaipur, India. Through the foundation, he has organized an Ayervedic and Homeopathic dispensary. The center provides cost-free treatment. Further, the foundation has submitted a proposal to establish a healthcare wellness and AYUSH Center in Jaipur that would have satellite locations in rural areas. AYUSH is an acronym that is used to describe the non-allopathic medical system in India. AYUSH refers to Ayurveda, yoga, unani, siddha and homeopathic.
Recently Dr. Singh was presented with the Special Doctor Service Award by iLa Ganeshan, a member of Parliament in India. The award was in recognition of Dr. Singh’s contributions to healthcare.
Dr. Singh is an author and poet, having written The Shoreless River, Riddles for Pesky Teenagers, and Chutti Ke Din (means holiday).
Dr. Singh has also written numerous articles on management within our current healthcare system. These articles are published annually and are available on Amazon.com.
More About the Program
As the Frist Humanitarian Physician of the Year award winner Dr. Singh receives a $500 donation to a favorite charity in his name and a 10k gold Frist lapel pin and a certificate of recognition.
As a hospital award winner his nomination is placed in HCA’s national recognition program. If selected as a national Frist award winner he and a guest are invited to Nashville where they attend a reception in their honor by Dr. Tommy Frist, Jr., and other HCA leadership. The Physician Humanitarian Award winner receives a $10,000 gift to the charity of his choice and a bronze statue.