Hudson, Florida (October 24, 2008) On Thursday, October 23, 2008 the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Volunteer Association announced winners of their 5 Star and 1 Star Volunteers of the Quarter Awards and Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award Winners. Employees, fellow volunteers and visitors nominate individuals for the awards. Volunteer winners of the quarterly awards included 5 Star Award Winners:
Dorothy Beyer, who started volunteering for Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in June 1999, she has volunteered 6,421 hours. Dorothy is a Chaplains Aide and offers comfort to patients 3 days a week. She is a cheerful, positive person who readily has a smile on her face. When a substitute aide is needed, Dorothy is the first one to help out. Whenever there are extra events she signs up right away. She especially enjoys role playing as a victim during hospital disaster drills. Dorothy is an asset to Pastoral Care, the hospital and to the volunteer association. She is truly worthy of the 5 Star Awards.
Sara Hall started volunteering for Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in May 1999 and has 8,697 volunteer hours. Sara greets all who enter the Gift Shop with a smile. She is always willing to go the extra mile for visitors, staff and patients. She has been doing everything she can to keep the Gift Shop open 6 days a week and she is always willing to come in on short notice. Saras great love is the plush; especially the singing animals. She is the buyer for the musical plush, regular plush and the candy balloons. She excels at all she does and is truly worthy of the 5 Star Awards.
Richard Kraft has been volunteering for Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point for 26 years and has over 17,000 volunteer hours. Richard is friendly to everyone from visitors, patients, employees and other volunteers. He volunteers 3 days a week and is always willing to work holidays. He even tries to plan his personal schedule around his volunteer schedule so he wont have to miss volunteering. Richard recently was the recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement award and is deserving of the 5 Star awards for his 26 years of faithful, continuous service.
1 Star Achievement Award Winners
William Bill McKeon started volunteering for Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in June 2006 and has 920 volunteer hours. Bill is one of those special people who always has a smile, a kind word and is willing to help in any way he can. When his Team Leader needed help on Saturday afternoons because he was going to be out on medical leave Bill didnt hesitate to fill in for him. He is a dedicated and hard working volunteer and very deserving of the 1 Star Appreciation Award.
Mildred Suva has been volunteering at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point since August 1994 and has 2,290 volunteer hours. Mildred volunteers at Door Entrance B and is proficient in working with the hospital staff with discharges and helping visitors with directions to patient rooms and other departments. She has volunteered in that department for over ten years... Her efforts toward patients and visitors make her deserving of the 1 Star Appreciation Award.
Presidential Lifetime Achievement Awards Presented
This award is from the office of the President of the United States. It was instituted to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of volunteers and volunteering around the country. These three men come faithfully every week, year in and year out. Only illnesses have kept them from coming. They are:
Adrian Borel started volunteering at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point 19 years ago, He has volunteered over 8,300 hours. Adrian volunteers in the Pharmacy Dept. three days a week.
Harold Goldman started volunteering at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point 18 years ago. He has over 8,500 hours of service. He was a Courier and also had volunteered in the Pharmacy. Harold recently had to give up volunteering due to ill health but everyone remembers what a reliable and hard working volunteer he was.
Anthony Tony Rozycki started volunteering at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point over 19 years ago. He has over 8,700 volunteer hours. Tony was a Courier and is still a Mail Courier. Due to illness Tony had to stop for awhile but as soon as the doctor said it was OK he was back. Like the mailman, neither rain nor sleet stopped him from volunteering.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is a 290-bed acute care facility located in Hudson, FL. Home of the nationally acclaimed Heart Institute, over 350 physicians, 900 employees and 500 volunteers comprise their integrated healthcare delivery team. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has been designated a 100 Top Hospital seven years by Solucient, and has been named twice (1999 & 2002) by U.S. News & World Report as one of Americas Best Hospitals in Heart and Heart Surgery. It has an Accredited Chest Pain Center, JCAHO Accredited Stroke Center and Accredited Cancer Program.