Left-to-right: Lezonie Burney, RN, BSN, CMSRN, and Brooke Dupont, RN

Tampa Bay/Hudson, FL - Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point announces that Lezonie Burney, RN, BSN, was presented with the 12th Annual Good Samaritan Health Clinic Nurses' Gala Bayonet Point Nurse of the Year award. The winner is selected from each local hospital. A secret selection committee selected Ms. Burney upon information submitted by her nominator. Ms. Burney will reign for one year and will have community appearances, such as a judge for the Festival of Trees event and riding in the Chasco Fiesta Parade as a dignitary wearing her sash.

Also nominated for the award was BROOKE DUPONT, RN, who has been employed by Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point for 13 years and has been continuously recognized by her patients for her caring and compassion. She currently works at the hospital's Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU).

About Lezonie Burney, RN, BSN

Ms. Burney has worked at Bayonet Point for seven years and currently works in Three West Medical/Surgical Unit where she serves as a clinical charge nurse. According to her nomination, "Her team can count on her no matter what is going on. Ms. Burney recently obtained her certification as a Certified Med-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN). According to her nomination, "Her focus on nursing does not stop when she leaves the hospital. She is known to continually help her neighbors at home in Jamaica by collecting various necessities and household supplies and visits her former home each year with the supplies she has collected."