Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Announces Frist Humanitarian Award Volunteer Recipient – Otto Ottaviano
April 30, 2012
Hudson, FL – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has announced its 2011 Frist Volunteer Humanitarian Award was presented to Otto Ottaviano. Mr. Ottaviano has been a volunteer at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point since 1996 and has served 14,077 hours. Mr. Ottaviano began at Regional Medical Center as an employee and then later on continued to volunteer. Mr. Ottaviano volunteers in several units and he is in several of the hospitals departments and is also a director at large on the volunteer association board of directors. Mr. Ottaviano is also an active member in the Knights of Columbus where he serves on the board and is a navigator “Of the Fourth Degree Honor Guard.” In addition to volunteering at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and serving in the Knights of Columbus, Mr. Ottaviano is a member of Crime Watch and volunteers to do clean up and trimming of homes that need upkeep.
Created in 1971, the Frist Humanitarian Award honors outstanding individuals for humanitarian and volunteer services. Named in honor of the late Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr. – founder of HCA and renowned humanitarian – this award recognizes individuals whose dedication and care-giving epitomize the highest standard of quality and personal commitment. Each nominee for the award is judged in the following four categories:
- Level of commitment to the facility and patient care
- Level of commitment to the community
- Having a positive effect on others
- Dependability, consistency, and people oriented
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point’s Frist Volunteer of the Year recipient receives a $250 savings bond, a Frist lapel pin, a plaque, a parking pass in the physician’s parking lot for one full year, and his picture on display at the front entrance. As the hospital award winner, Mr. Ottaviano will go on to compete for the 2011 national Frist Humanitarian Award. Last year, Regional Medical Center’s Frist Humanitarian Volunteer of the Year, Pauline Shaver, founder of DeAngelis, was named HCA’s national volunteer Frist Humanitarian Award recipient.
About Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
Regional Medical Center Bayonet has been serving the community since 1981. We are a 290-bed acute care hospital located in Hudson, FL and home of the nationally acclaimed Heart Institute. We have more than 350 physicians, 900 employees and 500 volunteers on our integrated healthcare delivery team.
RMCBP has been approved by the Florida Department of Health, Office of Trauma, as a Provisional Level 2 Trauma Center. This designation means critically injured patients may have access to treatment in the “golden hour.” This is the first hour after a serious injury in which there is the highest likelihood that prompt medical attention will prevent death. Through an affiliation with the University of South Florida Health, RMCBP has the support of a major academic university and medical school. A Trauma Center in our community means faster treatment to improve patient outcomes and keep patients close to home and their loved ones.
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