Hudson, Florida (May 4, 2019) – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is particularly proud to announce that two of its volunteers have recently been the proud recipients of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. 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 “President’s Call to Service Award Certificate,” an order of congratulations from President Trump, and a beautiful pin commemorating this event. In order to receive the award 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 two volunteers who are recipients of the award this year are Dan Hammer and Elliot Lorenzi.
Dan Hammer began volunteering in the year 2000 and has over 45,000 hours of service. He currently volunteers in the hospital’s CSU and serves as volunteer chairperson for that department. He is a past president of the Volunteer Association Board from 2004 through 2008. In 2002 he was selected as Volunteer of the Year and in 2008 he was presented with the prestigious Frist Volunteer Humanitarian Award.
Elliot Lorenzi began volunteering in 2003 and has accumulated over 37,000 hours of service. He currently is serving as a courier, has served as the courier’s team leader, and on a host of volunteer committees including bylaws, chairman of the awards committee, finance committee, chairman of the scholarship committee, and was the liaison for the Quality Council. From 2012 through 2016 he served as president of the Volunteer Association. Elliot has been awarded the 2006 Star Award. He was 2007 Volunteer of the Year and received the prestigious Frist Volunteer Humanitarian Award in 2010.
President Trump’s letter to Dan and Elliot states that, “One of our nation’s greatest strengths remains the compassion of our everyday citizens, who give so willingly of themselves and their lives for the benefit of others. Each generation of hard working and kindhearted volunteers helps to write a new chapter of American greatness, and our nation is proud of your commitment to this honorable tradition.”
“Dan and Elliot are prime examples of what volunteering is all about,” said Donna Owen, Director of Volunteer & Pastoral Care.
In presenting the award, Donna Owen also recognized Vera Lorenzi, who is also a
About Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has been serving the community since 1981. We are a 290-bed acute care hospital located in Hudson, FL. 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
· Licensed as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA)
- Named among the top 5% in the nation for Patient Safety in 2017 and 2018 by Healthgrades
· Joint Commission Accreditation, Primary Stroke Center and Sepsis Certifications
· Healthgrades Multi-Award Recipient
- Five Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 13 years in a row (2005-2017)
- Five Star Recipient for Back Surgery eight years in a row (2010 – 2017)
- Five Star Recipient for Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm for two years in a row (2016 – 2017)
- Recipient of Healthgrades 2017 and 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™
- Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy for three years in a row (2015 – 2017)
· American College of Radiology accredited – MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine
· Accredited Community Cancer Program – American College of Surgeons
· Accredited Teaching Facility by the American Osteopathic Association, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education