Hudson, Florida (May 18, 2017) – Regional Medical Center Bayonet is proud to announce that it has recently awarded 100 volunteer hour service pins to two pet therapy dogs, Buffy and Knox. Buffy and Knox are brother and sister therapy dogs and are handled by Ray Jozwik, who adopted them from the Florida Collie Rescue. Buffy and Knox are certified by Therapy Dog, Inc., after many hours of training and required medical clearance. Selection as therapy dogs is based upon the calm and gentle demeanor of the animals even in the midst of chaos.
“Buffy and Knox have served over 100 hours at our hospital and deserve to be recognized for all the smiles, hope, and joy they bring to every patient, visitor, staff member and fellow volunteer they encounter,” said Donna Owen, Manger of Volunteer Services.
Attached photo: Donna Owen poses with Buffy and Knox.
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.