August 12, 2014
Tampa Bay/Hudson, FL – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point announces that Bonnie Rigsby, RN, critical care, has been named Employee of the Month for June. Bonnie is a long time employee of the hospital and a Preceptor in its Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU). The hospital and the surgical care unit received multiple letters of praise from family members stating that Bonnie is an excellent nurse and makes their day go by smoothly by keeping them well informed. Other letters have added that family members can “rest knowing their loved ones are in safe hands.”
However, Bonnie’s reputation as a premier caregiver is among her colleagues, especially those who work in the intensive care unit. One of her colleagues points out, “Much of my success at Bayonet Point I attribute to this employee. She is positive, professional, caring and a real advocate.” Bonnie is regarded as the “go-to” person when the night shift needs someone to cover. She does this without hesitation saying, “Yes, whatever you need.” Employees feel that she makes everyone’s life better knowing that she is available. Bonnie also bridges the gap of night shift and day shift acting as the ambassador for both shifts explaining the difference between days and nights and advocating for both shifts who have their own special needs. Most important, she has a reputation for doing everything with a smile.
As Employee of the Month, Ms. Rigsby receives an Employee of the Month pin, a selected blanket gift, a reception with refreshments for her colleagues and a coveted front row parking spot for her use for one month, and a $50 gift card.
In addition, Bonnie receives a “You Make a Difference” starfish keychain personifying a well known story of the young man and the starfish.
Each Employee of the Month is placed in nomination for Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point's Employee of the Year to be determined at the end of the year.
Attached photo: Bonnie Rigsby, RN wearing the dark sweater, (sixth from right) poses with hospital administration, her department director and members of the SICU staff.