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Star Award Winners for Fourth Quarter 2010

February 08, 2011

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Announces Its Star Award Winners for the Fourth Quarter of 2010

Hudson, Florida (February 3, 2011) – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has announced the recipients of its fourth quarter Five Star and One Star Awards. The recipients for the Five Star Award are Barbara Benson, Jackie Massey and JoAnn Van Atta.

Barbara Benson started volunteering in July, 2004 and she has 4,090 hours. Barbara volunteers in Surgical Waiting Room.  She is excellent with staff, doctors, nurses and very patient with the families in the Waiting Room. Recently she organized a committee to help in the Fall Bazaar in October to help raise funds for the Volunteer Scholarship Program. She worked day and night to collect, mark, set up and sell the donations. Barbara is truly deserving of the 5 Star Volunteer award.

Jackie Massey started volunteering in July 2008 and has 3,543 hours. She is one of our Gift Shop Buyers and one of our Cashiers.  Jackie is a very caring and self-less dynamo. She goes all the way down to St. Petersburg to get the best cards she can find at the best prices for our visitors and staff. Jackie goes over and beyond in everything she does for the Gift Shop by taking extra shifts, contacting new vendors for supplies and helps train new Cashiers. Jackie is a joy to work with and is truly deserving of the 5 Star Award.

JoAnn Van Atta started volunteering in February 2003, volunteers Mondays and Fridays in our Outpatient Lab and has 11,067 hours.  She is always aware of what the patient needs and is willing to help in any way. JoAnn is here very early because of the Outpatient Lab hours and stays until it closes. Some of the words used on the nomination form were caring, trustworthy, dedicated and committed. She goes above and beyond what is expected of a volunteer and she does it with a smile.  JoAnn is also truly deserving of the 5 Star Award.

The recipients of the One Star Award for the fourth quarter are Ruth Patterson, Walter Riley, Norma Wing and Ray Zurowski.

Ruth Patterson started volunteering in August 1992 and has over 5,440 hours as a Courier. Her warm smile and gentle nature puts patients at ease when discharging or admitting them. Ruth has filled in as the Courier Dispatcher when they were out ill or on vacation and has come in extra days when needed. Everyone who knows her enjoys volunteering with her. 

Walter Riley has been volunteering since September 2006 and has 953 hour. Walter is a morning Courtesy Cart Driver and is out there in all types of weather. He is very good to all the visitors and hospital staff.  On these very cold morning he has been out there making sure he gave rides to as many visitors and staff as possible. It is always nice to ride with Walter because of his a smile and upbeat personality.  Norma Wing has been volunteering since October 1996 and has 5,953 hours. She is a Courier Dispatcher for the Tuesday morning Couriers. She is the lady that answers the phone and makes sure your errands and discharges get done. She is courteous, respectful and helpful to all and her group of Couriers said “we are very appreciative of her leadership.”

Ray Zurowski started volunteering in March 2009 and has 615 hours. He volunteers in Human Resources and helps in Marketing. Ray always has a smile and a readiness to help out. The two departments vie for his help on the days he volunteers. Ray is constantly checking to find out where his services are needed and he always asks “what’s next or what can I do.” Ray made himself available on Christmas Day as a Greeter welcoming our visitors on a hard day for many of them.

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