Tampa Bay/Hudson, FL - On September 22, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point honored Nicole Konof, RN, as its most recent Employee of the Month. Ms. Konof is a critical care nurse in the surgical intensive care unit.

One nomination praised Nicole for making both her patient and family feel like they were her total focus. "Nicole is an outstanding example of what a nurse/caregiver should be, particularly in a hospital setting where anxieties are already elevated. Her overall effervescent and humorous demeanor, ability to put a patient immediately at ease, knowledge and supportive nature was stupendous to say the least," the nomination indicated. The wife of the patient went on to describe how Nicole walked into her husband's room knowing the situation immediately and making both the patient and his wife feel as though everything was going to be fine and that they were the most important thing in the world to her. "I felt that way despite my knowing that I'm sure Nicole had many other 'most important people' on the floor. Patients and their families consider themselves fortunate to be under her care."

As Employee of the Month, Nicole Konof, RN, receives an Employee of the Month pin, a selected blanket gift, a reception with refreshments for her colleagues, and a coveted front row parking spot of her choosing for one month, and a $50 gift card.

In addition, Nicole receives a "You Make a Difference" starfish key chain personifying a well-known story of the young man and the starfish.

Each Employee of the Month is also placed in nomination for RMCBP's Employee of the Year.

ATTACHED PHOTO: Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point's Employee of the Month poses with her award. Left to right: Lori Spight, CNO, Nicole Konof, CEO Shayne George.

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