Hudson, Florida (May 7, 2018) – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is proud to announce the selection of their 2017 female and male Volunteer of the Year award recipients. The Volunteers of the Year are Carol Del Santo and Joe D’Amario.
Carol Del Santo has been volunteering for 29 years and has accumulated nearly 15,000 hours with our hospital and is a humble individual with a winning, positive personality. These strengths have made her endearing to her peers and to the Bayonet Point staff. Her pleasant attitude allows her to show genuine compassion and understanding of the needs of our patients. During her years at Bayonet Point, Carol has displayed the kind of dedication and devotion to her work as a courier dispatcher that prompts her courier team members to be proud to work under her leadership. Our hospital staff knows the assigned work is done with courtesy and professionalism when they call in for a volunteer courier.
Joe D’Amario is regarded as an outstanding example of what is expected of a truly dedicated volunteer with nine years and nearly 7,000 hours of service, Joe is the first greeter of patients, families, guests, volunteers, and staff as he shuttles them from the parking lots to the hospital building. He sets the pace for riders to begin a pleasant experience at Bayonet Point. His attention for the welfare and safety of all in the cart is praiseworthy. He has a reputation for a cheerful smile and pleasant manner, which is always there for every person he greets.
During the year Joe’s volunteer duties extend beyond his courtesy cart driving as he commits his time to substituting, is a director on the volunteer board, vice president of the Suncoast Health & Education Foundation (the 501(c)(3) arm of the Volunteer Association), works on special projects and recently volunteered to help with visiting veterans in the hospital.
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.