Sarasota, FL — Venice Orthopedic Surgeon Michael Jaquith, MD, has been caring for people in Venice and the surrounding areas since 1985. He is known as a compassionate and skilled surgeon, and he's also known for his work outside the operating room. He is the founding president of the Catholic Physicians Guild of the Diocese of Venice, has been involved with the Venice High School athletic program for more than 25 years and travels with the teams, and is a board member for Pregnancy Solution, an organization serving young women in the area.

Because of his service, Dr. Jaquith recently received the Frist Humanitarian Award from Doctors Hospital of Sarasota. The award is named after Dr. Thomas Frist, a founder of HCA, who supported many philanthropic organizations and believed in the values of kindness, thankfulness, and giving. The award recognizes those who dedicate their lives to the care of others.

Also receiving the Frist Humanitarian Award was Sue Kramer, RN and Cindy Lawrence, RN. Both nurses are long time employees at Doctors Hospital and travel with their church on mission trips. They recently were in Brazil building homes and teaching children in orphanages.

The hospital also recognized Shirley Moorhead, who has volunteered for 19 years at Doctors Hospital in the emergency room. When not volunteering at the hospital, she also dedicates her time to the Elks, Bay Pines VA hospital, and other projects that support veterans.