Hudson, FL (August 14, 2009) - Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point hosted their Annual Teen Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon & Awards Ceremony on August 8. More than 25 teens along with their family members attended the ceremony. Each teen received a certificate of appreciation and a letter of completion to bring to their respective school guidance counselors. Many of them will use their volunteer hours to earn scholarships.
A total of 67 teens ranging in age from 13 to 18 volunteered during the hospitals summer program. The summer program began June 8th and ran through August 8th . The teen volunteers helped regular volunteers run errands, file in offices, and deliver water to patients, deliver flowers and a variety of other duties The hospitals regular volunteers enjoyed the helping hands.
When a volunteer reaches 100 hours they receive a special pin to commemorate the event. Thirteen of the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point teens received a 100 hour pin, three received their 500 hour pin and two received a 750 hour pin and two received 1,000 hour pins. Most of those who received these pins were retuning volunteers or they volunteer during the school year. They are as follows:
|Ahmed Imran||101.92 hours|
|Shelby Beaudry||102.38 hours|
|Bruce Braun||169.15 hours|
|Kayne Conover||131.55 hours|
|Nicole Copeland||232.50 hours|
|Shane Docter||100.00 hours|
|Ashley Goldblatt||153.93 hours|
|Gabriella Guardodo||118.78 hours|
|Francisco Hernandez||500.00 hours|
|James Johnson||454.20 hours|
|Madison Lovell||195.48 hours|
|Maleana McIlvaine||111.63 hours|
|Danielle Moschner||364.70 hours|
|Anh-my Nguyenv||1224.33 hours|
|Julianne Panobianco||106.18 hours|
|Katie Samich||1048.23 hours|
|Jamie Servidio||763.03 hours|
|Joseph Staffetti||228.92 hours|
|Michael Tauber||178.53 hours|
Regional Medical Center would like to thank all of the young people who helped out this summer as well as their parents who faithfully brought them to the hospital to volunteer. We hope their experience was a positive one and we look forward to seeing many of them next year. Our hospital truly shined because of them.
For information on Regional Medical Center Bayonet Points Volunteer program call 727.869.5525.
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 Thomson Reuters 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, Joint Commission Accredited Primary Stroke Center and an Approved, With Commendation, Community Cancer Program, from the College of Surgeons.