Hudson, Florida (May 14, 2014) – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has announced its recipients of its first quarter volunteer Five Star and One Star Awards. The awards were presented on April 29 at the Rao Musunuru Center. The recipients for the Five Star Award are Joe D’Amario and Joe Donahue. The recipient of the One Star Award is Midge Nelson.
Joe D’Amario started working at RMCBP in April, 2009 as a courtesy cart driver on the Wednesday morning and Saturday evening shifts. For five years he has greeted visitors, staff and fellow volunteers with his wit and humor. “Next stop, Tallahassee!” or, “We’re off like a herd of turtles!” Joe is a very conscientious driver. As a former pilot and safety officer in the Air Force, his biggest concern is for the safety and well being of his passengers. He reminds his passengers on Saturday evening that the last cart runs at 7:45 pm and the front door is locked at 8 pm. He has worked several times at events held at the Musunuru Conference Center and is always willing to help out when needed.
Joe is an excellent representative of the hospital and the Volunteer Association.
Joe Donahue started volunteering in November, 2008 and has accumulated over 2,387 hours. He is currently assigned to the Emergency Room and greets everyone with a smile and “How may I help you?” His cheerful demeanor helps patients feel at ease during a very anxious time in their lives. Joe is dependable and provides assistance to staff, visitors, patients and fellow volunteers. He is always willing to stay past his quitting time, if his help is needed. Joe is a great example of the RMCBP Volunteer Association.
Midge Nelson is a joy to be around. She is always polite and courteous and has a positive attitude. As a courier, Midge is always ready to help including training of new couriers. She started volunteering in July, 2010 and currently has more than 1,460 service hours. Midge has made several suggestions to improve service and willingly accepts all jobs assigned to her. She provides excellent service to patients, guests and co-workers.
Attached photo: Left to right: Shayne George, CEO, Donna Owen, Manager Volunteer Services, Joe D’Amario, Midge Nelson, Joe Donahue, Elliott Lorenzi, President Volunteer Association
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, 1,264 employees and 500 volunteers on our integrated healthcare delivery team.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has achieved distinction in the following areas:
· Level II Trauma Center
· 2011 and 2012 Top Performing Hospital for Key Quality Measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care – The Joint Commission
· Certified Advance Primary Stroke Center – Joint Commission
· Heart & Stroke Champions Award Winner 1998 – 2011
· MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine Accredited – American College of Radiology
· Approved, with Commendation, Community Cancer Program – American College of Surgeons.
· 10 Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certifications: primary stroke center, acute myocardial infarction, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), coronary artery bypass graft, heart failure, joint replacement hip, joint replacement knee, lung cancer, pneumonia, wound care!
· Awarded Hospital Safety Score of “A” in four consecutive rankings by The Leapfrog Group.
· Recipient of the 2013 American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Gold Performance Achievement Award in both heart failure and stroke.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is located at 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson, FL. 34667. For additional information on Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point visit www.rmchealth.com or www.heartoftampa.comor visit us on Facebook.