Hudson, Florida (January 13, 2016) – On January 5, 2016, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point honored Keith Cotter, Lead Exercise Physiologist, as its Employee of the Month for November. In naming Mr. Cotter, CEO Shayne George, praised him as a “valuable member of the Cardiac Rehabilitation team.” Mr. George gave an example of how Keith Cotter goes above and beyond for patients. He told the story of how a fire alarm recently went off in the medical office building. Keith assisted a patient from an office, who was legally blind and using a walking cane, to safely evacuate the building. One of Keith’s coworkers stated that “the patient would not have been safely able to walk down the stairs” without Keith’s quick thinking and assistance. Keith used the evacuation chair and safely got the patient down the stairs.
Keith Cotter is always willing to help and go the extra mile for both his coworkers and his patients. He has a reputation for kindness, generosity, and always having a smile on his face. He truly cares about the well-being of his patients and that was particularly reflected in his actions during the evacuation of the medical office building.
As Employee of the Month, Keith Cotter receives an Employee of the Month pin, a selected blanket gift, a reception with refreshments for his colleagues, and a coveted front row parking spot of his choosing for one month, and a $50 gift card.
In addition, Keith receives a “You Make a Difference” starfish key chain personifying a well-known story of the young man and the starfish.
Each Employee of the Month is also placed in nomination for RMCBP’s Employee of the Year.
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:
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[if !supportLists]· [endif]Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
[if !supportLists]· [endif]2010, 2011, and 2013 Top Performing Hospital for Key Quality Measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care – The Joint Commission
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Certified Advance Primary Stroke Center – Joint Commission
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Heart & Stroke Champions Award Winner 1998 – 2011
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[if !supportLists]· [endif]Approved Community Cancer Program – American College of Surgeons.
[if !supportLists]· [endif]5 Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certifications: primary stroke center, acute myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft, joint replacement hip, joint replacement knee!
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Awarded Hospital Safety Score of “A” in SIX consecutive rankings by The Leapfrog Group.
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Recipient of the 2014 American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Gold Performance Achievement Award in stroke.
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Awarded full Atrial Fibrillation Certification status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).
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.com or visit us on Facebook.