Hudson, Florida (April 15, 2016) – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is proud to announce the selection of their 2015 female and male Volunteer of the Year. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point’s 2015 Volunteers of the Year are Joann VanAtta and Bill McKeon.
Joann Van Atta is the volunteer with the winning smile who greets patients as they arrive for blood work and other tests in RMCBP’s Laboratory Outpatient Services Department. She has a reputation for a pleasant personality and friendliness which sets many patients at ease when she senses their fear of the “dreaded needle.” Joann volunteers at least two days a week and in a department that requires very early morning attendance to better serve patients and their physical needs. She can be often seen at her work station covering shifts of those who are absent making sure the greeting station is always staffed. She is endeared by staff personnel and her fellow volunteers as the person they can depend on and is knowledgeable of the outpatient labs function and can assist when needed.
“Joann is that truly dedicated volunteer and is not only proficient but efficient in getting the job done right the first time around,” said volunteer manager Donna Owen. “She serves as an example to her volunteer peers with a positive attitude and excels in customer service. She exemplifies our mission and value statement and her loyalty and dedication to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, our patients, visitors, staff and fellow volunteers,” added Donna.
Bill McKeon has shown excellent service and dedication at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point for almost ten years and has over 9,500 hours. Bill volunteers as a courier on Friday mornings and also is a team leader for the couriers on Saturday afternoons as well as being the hospital’s mail courier on Friday afternoons. He is instrumental in supervising teens and has an excellent working rapport with them. He is truly a great leader and an excellent example for our youth. Bill often stays late on Fridays to do the inter-hospital mail run. He is extremely reliable and dependable and has substituted on numerous shifts. Bill is a volunteer who is dedicated in serving others with his cheerful personality and goes out of this way to assist his co-workers and our patients and visitors.
“He is the most agreeable person but is cautious to never allow anyone to be uncomfortable or embarrassed if they make a mistake,” said Donna Owen, Volunteer manager. “He always makes time to listen and when he speaks everyone is interested in what he has to say. All who work with Bill like and respect him. His dedication to serving others and his selfless desire to put others’ needs above his own is a true example of what volunteering is about,” she added.
The annual Volunteer of the Year awards were given at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point’s annual volunteer banquet and appreciation luncheon that was held on Sunday, April 12 at Spartan Manor.
Attached photo: Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point’s volunteers of the year pose for a photo at RMCBP’s 34th Volunteer Appreciation Banquet. Joann VanAtta and Bill McKeon
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, 2013 and 2014 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] 2014 and 2015 Top Performing Hospital for Key Quality Measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, VTE and stroke – The Joint Commission
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Heart & Stroke Champions Award Winner 1998 – 2011
[if !supportLists]· [endif]MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine Accredited – American College of Radiology
[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)
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Recipient of 2016 Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Cardiac Care
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.