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Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Volunteer Organization Announces 2nd Quarter Volunteer Award Winners

August 02, 2009

Hudson, FL (August 4, 2009) - On Thursday, July 30, the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Volunteer organization announced winners of their 5 Star Volunteers of the Quarter Awards” and “1 Star Volunteer of the Quarter Awards” Employees, fellow volunteers and visitors nominate individuals for the awards. Volunteer winners of the quarterly awards included:

Arliene Chapman, who started volunteering in October 2004. Arliene has 7,911 volunteer hours. Arliene volunteers in the CSU Waiting Room and she is their Chairperson. Arliene is a very responsible and dedicated volunteer and is willing to come in whenever she is needed. She is very kind and helpful to visitors and members of the families. She keeps the CSU Waiting Room tidy and is well like by all the nurses in the CSU Unit. When she trains new volunteers she makes sure they are comfortable with the various aspects of their volunteer responsibilities.

Left to Right: Steve Rector, Doris Garrison and George NieblerDoris Garrison started volunteering in November, 2004 and has 1,679 volunteer hours. Doris volunteers in Welcome Center A on Monday mornings and Saturday afternoons. She also helps out in the Food and Nutrition Services Department. Her peers said the “she is a joy to work with.” Whenever you see Doris she always has a smile on her face and always has a kind word for visitors, patients and other volunteers. Also, last winter Doris knitted caps for all of the Courtesy Cart Drivers to help keep them warm.

Jane Wentworth started volunteering in January 2006 and she has 1,523 volunteer hours. Jane volunteers in the Gift Shop and is always there to help staff and visitors by making the Gift Shop a special place to visit. Her cheerful way helps to lift the spirits of visitors who are worried about their loved ones. Jane put together a manual when we got the new POS system that made it easier for the other volunteers to understand how to use the new system. Jane is an important asset to the Gift Shop, the Volunteer Association and the hospital.

1 Star Award Winners

Lois Davis started volunteering in November 2001. Lois has 1,444 hours and volunteers at Welcome Center D. Lois has a most pleasant, quiet personality and makes the incoming patient and family feel comfortable and welcomed. She is a faithful volunteer who is always willing to substitute if needed.

Steve Rector, Rose Gangemi and George NieblerRose Gangemi started volunteering in April 1999 and has 413 hours on record but she has many more hours that she put in at home. Rose is one of our Heart Pillow ladies. She is part of the group that started making the heart pillows in her home in 1993.She is in charge of calling approximately 13-14 ladies to come in to stuff and sew the Heart Pillows we give to CSU patients. Rose is 92 years young and works circles around us. She is a loyal, kind, caring Volunteer you can always count on to help out.

Alice Missakian started volunteering in March 2007 and has 447 hours. Alice volunteers in the ER Waiting Room. She is helpful, kind and does her best to aid patients who are in a stressful situation. When the Joint Commission visited recently Alice was the volunteer they questioned. Alice answered the questions and represented the volunteers and hospital in a very favorable way. Alice is an asset to the Volunteer Association and the hospital.

Top Photo: Left to Right: RMCBP CEO, Steve Rector, Doris Garrison (who received the 5 Star Excellence Award & knitted 70 caps for the drivers last winter so they wouldn’t be cold), RMCBP Volunteer President, George Niebler.

Bottom Photo: Left to Right: RMCBP CEO, Steve Rector, Rose Gangemi (who received the 1 Star Achievement Award, she is 92 years old and still going strong with the Heart Pillows) and RMCBP Volunteer President, George Niebler.

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