Star Awards from left to right: Joanne Eramo, Fred Fredriksen and Rose Sell

Tampa Bay/Hudson, Florida — Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has announced the recipients of its fourth quarter volunteer Star Awards. The awards were presented on Thursday, January 25, in the Shoreline Cafeteria at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. The Star Award Volunteers included Joanne Eramo, Fred Fredriksen, and Rose Sell.

Joanne Eramo

Joanne Eramo has been a volunteer at RMCBP for over 10 years and has over 2,700 hours of service. For her first 6-1/2 years she filled patients' water pitchers and for the following 3-1/2 years has been a courier. "She demonstrates a dedication and initiative that is truly appreciated," said Donna Owen, Director of Volunteer & Pastoral Care. "Her friendliness and helpfulness to visitors, patients and staff shows through her smile for all. Always willing to assume her duties and never missing work even on holidays, at 90 years of age she is an inspiration to many and a prime example of volunteerism," Donna added.

Fred Fredriksen

Fred Fredriksen has volunteered at RMCBP for over seven years and has accumulated nearly 2,000 hours of service. Fred is our "first greeter" to our patients, families, guests and staff as he shuttles them from parking lots to our hospital. He sets the pace for riders to begin a pleasant experience at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. "Fred's attention for the welfare and safety to all in the shuttle is praiseworthy. His upbeat attitude, smile and dedication to his work and those he serves makes him well deserving our Star Award," said Donna Owen.

Rose Sell

Rose Sell greets everyone with a smile and is very helpful and knowledgeable in her position at the Welcome A entrance. She has been volunteering for over three years and has already accumulated over 2,400 hours. Rose is dedicated to her two shifts at Welcome A and she enjoys what she does, and it shows. She has a reputation for always being willing to help when needed and will substitute when asked. Rose is also known for her excellent customer service skills. "She gives a nice first impression to our hospital," said Donna Owen. "Her interaction with visitors, patients, staff and her peers set an example for what a hospital is all about - service and compassion," she added.