Our Grant Leader Spotlight for October is Gary Briggs, Vice President of Human Resources at TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville. Gary has been with HCA 12 years and has been an important part of the Hope Fund since our inception. Gary is an advocate for the employees of Southern Hills, ensures his availability to help and is a champion for fundraising efforts on behalf of the Hope Fund. “I enjoy my role with the Hope Fund because seeing the relief in an employees eyes or hearing the excitement in their voice when they find out their request has been granted makes it all worthwhile,” says Gary. “The Hope Fund has been part of our facility since the beginning. Our employees want to be a part of the program so they can help others in need.” Gary loves to hike, kayak and is a big supporter of University of Tennessee Football. Join us as we learn more about our Hope Fund partner at Southern Hills, Gary Briggs.
If you could tell employees why they should become involved with the Hope Fund, what would you say?
We work in an industry that is in the business to help someone. What greater gift can we give to help those we work with on a daily basis? You never know the issues and problems a person may be having in their daily struggles.
What is your favorite type of cuisine? Chocolate (is that a cuisine?)
What is your favorite movie? All-time favorite movie is “To Kill a Mockingbird”
What was the most exotic vacation you’ve been on? Going to the hot springs at the base of a volcano in Costa Rica
If you could choose one amenity to your workplace what would it be? A Segway – I don’t really need it, but it’s fun to ride
Who was the most influential person in your life? My parents have always been the most influential people in my life. They set strong values as I was growing up that I still appreciate today.