Third quarter Star Volunteers pose for the camera. Left to right: Rev. Fred Houck, Barbara Weber, and Steve Johnson.

Tampa Bay/Hudson, FL — Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has announced the recipients of its third quarter volunteer Star Awards. The Star Award Volunteers include Rev. Fred Houck, Steve Johnson, and Barbara Weber.

Rev. Fred Houck has been volunteering with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point since August 2013 and has accumulated 2,731 life hours and 3,766 merit hours. “Rev. Houck has been a faithful servant of the Lord bringing comfort to our patients and families in time of need,” said Donna Owen, Director of Volunteer and Pastoral Care. “Rev. Fred is a compassionate and inspiring member of the clergy who provides comfort and solace during very traumatic times in the lives of individuals and families. He serves with skill, grace and compassion,” she added. Rev. Houck has a reputation for tirelessness in doing the work of the Lord.

Steve Johnson has been volunteering since April 2011 with a total 3,438 life hours and 6,068 merit hours. Steve began as a courtesy cart driver working on both afternoons of the weekend. However, this past year he has expanded his cart driving duties to include Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings plus also volunteering on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons in the material management department. “Steve responds well to all those with whom he comes into contact and is willing to help whenever asked,” said Donna Owen. “He takes time to show visitors the way to their destinations with a smile and his own brand of ‘southern charm,’” she added.

Barbara Weber has been volunteering since November 2016 working as a courier on Sundays from 8 am to 4 pm. She also works at the welcome center of the medical office building on Mondays and Thursdays as well as the Welcome D center on Mondays. Barbara has accumulated over 3,000 life hours and over 3,500 merit hours. “She is willing to fill in at a moment’s notice whenever help is needed,” said Donna Owen. “Barbara always has a smile on her face and a sparkle in her eyes that endears her to all who encounter her,” she added.