Bayonet Point Announces Aida Guardiani, RN, as Its Nursing Award Winner

Tampa Bay/Hudson, Florida - Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point recently recognized Aida Guardiani, RN, for Excellence in Nursing. The Excellence in Nursing awards are given at Bayonet Point's HCA Awards of Distinction celebration. The Excellence in Nursing Awards were established by HCA to honor outstanding nurses who demonstrate excellence in professional mentoring and in providing compassionate care. The awards honor exceptional individuals whose work and lives reflect the patient-centered and humanitarian values upon which HCA was founded.

In awarding the Excellence in Nursing Award for Compassionate Care to Ms. Guardiani, Melanie Wetmore, Chief Nursing Officer, said that Aida is "a nurse who demonstrates exceptional nursing knowledge and expert skills and consistently applies both with compassion and integrity, so that the quality of the care experienced and the care outcomes are improved for patients in any clinical setting or nursing specialty." Ms. Wetmore then went on to point out several of Ms. Guardiani's qualities:

Going out of her way daily to go above and beyond in the care and navigation of her patients * Patients and families consistently rave about the care she provides. * Her compassion for others is evident in everything she does. * She ensures every interaction with patients is positive, caring and nurturing.

As winner of the Excellence in Nursing Award for Compassionate Care, Ms. Guardiani receives a check for $500, a plaque, a special parking spot for one full year, and an Excellence in Nursing lapel pin.