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Teen Volunteers Honored at 15th Annual Teen Appreciation Awards Luncheon

August 19, 2011

Hudson, Florida – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point recently announced that it honored its teen volunteers at its 15th Annual Teen Appreciation Awards Luncheon held on Saturday, August 13, 2011. The awards luncheon was to recognize the service offered by the many teen volunteers helping at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. In his address to the 130 teenagers and family members that were present, Shayne George, CEO at Regional Medical Center Point, stated that he was amazed at how many teenagers volunteered during the summer:

  • During the summer, 86 volunteers ranged from 13 – 20 years of age.
  • These young people volunteered in a variety of departments. Such as:
    • Couriers – discharging patients, delivering specimens to the lab, etc.
    • Food & Nutrition – helping stock the cafeteria and keep it clean
    • Environmental Services – helping fold and stack linen and in other ways
    • Materials – helping deliver packages all over the hospital
    • IT&S – helping the staff in any way they needed
    • Lab – helping the staff in any way they needed
    • Marketing – helping with special projects
    • Welcome Center A – helping to answer the phones
    • Welcome Center D – helping to escort families and visitors to their destinations.
    • Dietary – helping with paperwork and in many other ways.
    • Plant Operations – helping with special projects.

Mr. George pointed out another outstanding statistic:  from January through August the teen volunteers gave over 4,100 hours of service. “This is amazing and a credit to the families as well as the teen volunteers,” said Mr. George.

The remaining part of the program was taken over by George Niebler, President of the Volunteer Association, who announced this year’s Five Star Teen Volunteer of the Year Award, which was presented to James Johnson. James has been volunteering for more than three years on Saturday mornings and has 636.25 actual hours of service. In presenting the award Mr. Niebler said that, “James has an outgoing and helpful personality. He is a hard worker, but he also likes to have fun. He is a credit to the Volunteer Association and to the hospital and truly deserving of the Five Star Volunteer of the Year Award.”

For more information about Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point’s program call Marianne Vigilis at 727-869-5525 or click here to download a volunteer application.

About Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point

Regional Medical Center Bayonet has been serving the community since 1981. We are a 290-bed acute care facility located in Hudson, FL and home of the nationally acclaimed Heart Institute. We have over 350 physicians, 900 employees and 500 volunteers who comprise our integrated healthcare delivery team.

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has achieved distinction in the following areas:

  • Certified Advanced Heart Failure - Joint Commission (1st in the State of Florida  - 1/2010)
  • Certified Advance Primary Stroke Center - Joint Commission
  • American Heart Association 2011 Get With the Guidelines Triple Performance Award Winner (only hospital in Tampa Bay area to receive this Award)
    • Gold Award in Coronary Artery Disease
    • Gold Plus Award in Heart Failure
    • Gold Plus Award in Stroke
  • American Heart Association's 2009 Stroke Silver Plus Performance Award Winner (1st in State of Florida)
  • Heart & Stroke Champions Award Winner 1998 – 2010
  • Wound Care and Accredited Hyperbaric Medicine
  • MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine Accredited - American College of Radiology
  • Approved, with Commendation, Community Cancer Program - American College of Surgeons.
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center, with PCI - Society of Chest Pain Centers.
  • Designated a 100 Top Hospital seven years by Thomson Reuters
  • Named twice (1999 & 2002) by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Heart and Heart Surgery.

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