Hudson, Florida (February 2, 2018) – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has announced the recipients of its fourth quarter volunteer Star Awards. The awards were presented on Thursday, January 25, in the Shoreline Cafeteria at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. The Star Award Volunteers included Joanne Eramo, Fred Fredriksen, and Rose Sell.
Joanne Eramo has been a volunteer at RMCBP for over 10 years and has over 2,700 hours of service. For her first 6-1/2 years she filled patients’ water pitchers and for the following 3-1/2 years has been a courier. “She demonstrates a dedication and initiative that is truly appreciated,” said Donna Owen, Director of Volunteer & Pastoral Care. “Her friendliness and helpfulness to visitors, patients and staff shows through her smile for all. Always willing to assume her duties and never missing work even on holidays. At 90 years of age she is an inspiration to many and a prime example of volunteerism,” Donna added.
Fred Fredriksen has volunteered at RMCBP for over seven years and has accumulated nearly 2,000 hours of service. Fred is our “first greeter” of our patients, families, and guests and staff as he shuttles them from parking lots to our hospital building. He sets the pace for riders to begin a pleasant experience at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. “Fred’s attention for the welfare and safety to all in the cart is praiseworthy. His upbeat attitude, smile and dedication to his work and those he serves is a reward well deserving our Star Award,” said Donna Owen.
Rose Sell greets everyone with a smile and is very helpful and knowledgeable in her position at the Welcome A entrance. She has been volunteering for over three years and has already accumulated over 2,400 hours. Rose is dedicated to her two shifts at Welcome A and she enjoys what she does, and it shows. She has a reputation for always being willing to help when needed and will substitute when asked. Rose is also known for her excellent customer service skills. “She gives a nice first impression to our hospital,” said Donna Owen. “Her interaction with visitors, patients, staff and her peers set an example for what a hospital is all about – service and compassion,” she added.
Attached photo: Star Awards from left to right: Joanne Eramo, Fred Fredriksen and Rose Sell
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 300 physicians, 1,264 employees and 400 volunteers on our integrated healthcare delivery team.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has achieved distinction in the following areas:
- Level II Trauma Center
- Accredited by The Joint Commission
- Healthgrades Multi-Award Recipient
o Five Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 13 years in a row (2005-2017)
o Five Star Recipient for Back Surgery eight years in a row (2010 – 2017)
o Five Star Recipient for Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm for two years in a row (2016 – 2017)
o Recipient of Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award™
o Named among the top 5% in the nation for Patient Safety in 2017
o Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy for three years in a row (2015 – 2017)
- MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine Accredited – American College of Radiology
- Accredited Community Cancer Program – American College of Surgeons
- Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certifications: sepsis
- Accredited Teaching Facility by the American Osteopathic Association, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
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.