Hudson, Florida (April 18, 2017) – Regional Medical Center Bayonet is particularly proud to announce that, once again, one of its volunteers was recently a proud recipient of the “President’s Call to Service Award Certificate.” The award comes from the office of the President of the United States. It was instituted to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of volunteers and volunteering throughout the nation. The recipients receive the certificate, an order of congratulations from then-President Obama, and a beautiful pin commemorating the event. In order to receive the order, an individual must have volunteered for a minimum of 15 years and logged in over 7,500 hours of service. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point’s volunteer recipient this year was Susan Mesi.
Susan Mesi greets patients as they arrive for blood work and other tests in RMCBP’s outpatient services department. She has a reputation for a pleasant personality and friendliness which sets patients at ease especially when she senses their fear of “the dreaded needle.” Susan volunteers in the department that requires very early morning starts to better serve the patients and their needs. In addition, Susan is chairperson of volunteers in the outpatient lab and is often seen at her workstation covering the 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 outpatients’ lab function and assist when needed,” said Dona Owen, Volunteer Manager.
Susan started volunteering over 15 years ago and has over 26,000 hours of service. She received the Five Star Award in 2010 and serves as an example to volunteer peers with her positive attitude and excellent customer service.
Attached photo: Sue Mesi, left, poses with her letter as Elliot Lorenzi, Volunteer President, holds her certificate.
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
Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 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
2014 and 2015 Top Performing Hospital for Key Quality Measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, VTE and stroke – The Joint Commission
Heart & Stroke Champions Award Winner 1998 – 2011
MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine Accredited – American College of Radiology
Approved Community Cancer Program – American College of Surgeons
5 Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certifications: primary stroke center, acute myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft, joint replacement hip, joint replacement knee
Recipient of the 2014 American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Gold Performance Achievement Award in stroke
Awarded full Atrial Fibrillation Certification status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC)
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.