Hudson, Florida - Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has announced the recipients of its fourth quarter volunteer Star Awards. The awards were presented on January 29 in the hospital's Shoreline Cafeteria. Five Star honored volunteers included John Maxwell, Eileen Riston, and Ann Wolsky.

John Maxwell has been a volunteer at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point since 2011 and has achieved 978 hours of service. John volunteers as a courtesy cart driver where he "rarely misses a shift and is always willing to help out when another driver is out," said volunteer manager Donna Owen. John has a reputation as a pleasant person with a positive attitude greeting all visitors who enter his cart with a smile and communicating to them the necessary information they require.

Eileen Riston has been a volunteer at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point since 2013 and has already accumulated a total of 774 volunteer hours. Eileen works at the hospital's wound care office and is a member of the volunteer arts and crafts committee. She also volunteers on many special projects. "She works on our craft projects for our patients at home and is always willing to help when needed and is cheerful and efficient," said Donna Owen. Eileen has established herself as a necessary part of the wound care team and has a reputation for going out of her way to greet patients with her pleasant demeanor. She is regarded as a major asset to the volunteer department and organization.

Ann Wolsky has been a volunteer at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point since 2009 and has achieved a total of 1,257 hours. She works in the surgical waiting room as well as the Welcome "A" location. "Her professionalism and quick wit makes her favorite of our families, staff, and fellow volunteers. She has stepped into a second position at Welcome 'A' with very little need for training," said Donna Owen. Ann is known for her pleasant and friendly demeanor and her willingness to go out of her way to make everyone feel comfortable. "She is an excellent example of a Five Star recipient," added Donna.

Photo: Ann Wolsky, John Maxwell, Eileen Riston, Elliot Lorenzi, President RMCBP Volunteer Association