Tampa Bay/Hudson, FL – Regional Medical Center Bayonet recently honored six teens as “Five Star Teen Volunteers” at its recent Teen Volunteer Appreciation luncheon and award ceremony on Saturday, August 8, at the Rao Musunuru, M.D., Conference Center. The six teens received their award for service that was regarded above and beyond standard volunteer services. The volunteers honored (in alphabetical order) were:



Janine Do
Although Janine has only volunteered for one year she has already accumulated 500 merit hours. Janine serves as a courier running errands, and escorting guests - always with a smile. She is held in high regard by her team leader who says that she is “always dependable, great personality, and always friendly. She knows her job and the hospital and is willing to do whatever is asked of her.” Her team leader, Bill McKeon, said that she has respect for her fellow volunteers and works well with everyone.

Richard Florczak
At the time of his award Richard had been volunteering only 19 months but had already accumulated 450 merit hours. He volunteers as a courier on Mondays and Thursdays and has a reputation for taking his job seriously. Richard is regarded as friendly, polite, and easy to work with others according to his team leader, Dixie Cagle, “Richard has an excellent attitude and is a pleasure to work with and is an asset to our volunteer team. This wonderful young man absolutely deserves this award.”

Vaibhav Ghandi
Vaibhav has accumulated 470 merit hours in the two years he has volunteered. His team leader, Vicky Neftleberg, says, “Vaibo (as they call him) is always willing to help and does whatever is asked of him.” Vicky stated that he is a quiet young man but speaks volumes with his demeanor. “Vaibhav is a pleasure to work with and is an asset to our hospital and the volunteer organization.”

Nicole Henson
Nicole has accumulated 360 merit hours in the two years she has been a volunteer. Nicole volunteers as a courier running errands, escorting guests and discharging and admitting patients with her quiet, gentle demeanor. She has a reputation for being dependable and being there to do her job and do it well.

Amir Hussain
Amir has accumulated 400 merit hours in his 25 months as a volunteer. His supervisor, John Fuget, says, “Amir has a positive attitude each time he comes to work and is always willing to do whatever is asked of him. He is liked by his coworkers and fellow volunteers due to his friendly, outgoing, compassionate demeanor.” Amir is regarded as an excellent example of what a volunteer should be.

Alyssa Rutman
Alyssa has accumulated 375 hours in the one year and nine months that she has volunteered at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. She not only works as a courier, but also helps run one of the welcome desks at the hospital. Alyssa is regarded as dependable, polite, and hardworking and always willing to help when needed and when called upon. She is regarded as an “exceptional volunteer.”

ATTACHED PHOTO: Five Star winners pose with their certificates. Left to right: Vaibhav Ghandi, Janine Do, Amir Hussain, Nicole Henson. Not pictured: Alyssa Rutman and Richard Florczak.