April 15, 2016
Hudson, FL - Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is proud to announce the selection of their 2015 female and male Volunteer of the Year. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point's 2015 Volunteers of the Year are Joann VanAtta and Bill McKeon.
JOANN VAN ATTA is the volunteer with the winning smile who greets patients as they arrive for blood work and other tests in RMCBP's
Laboratory Outpatient Services Department. She has a reputation for a pleasant personality and friendliness which sets many patients at ease when she senses their fear of the "dreaded needle." Joann volunteers at least two days a week and in a department that requires very early morning attendance to better serve patients and their physical needs. She can be often seen at her work station covering shifts of those who are absent making sure the greeting station is always staffed. She is endeared by staff personnel and her fellow volunteers as the person they can depend on and is knowledgeable of the outpatient labs function and can assist when needed.
"Joann is that truly dedicated volunteer and is not only proficient but efficient in getting the job done right the first time around," said volunteer manager Donna Owen. "She serves as an example to her volunteer peers with a positive attitude and excels in customer
service. She exemplifies our mission and value statement and her loyalty and dedication to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, our
patients, visitors, staff and fellow volunteers," added Donna.
BILL MCKEON has shown excellent service and dedication at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point for almost ten years and has over 9,500 hours. Bill volunteers as a courier on Friday mornings and also is a team leader for the couriers on Saturday afternoons as well as being the hospital's mail courier on Friday afternoons. He is instrumental in supervising teens and has an excellent working rapport with them. He is truly a great leader and an excellent example for our youth. Bill often stays late on Fridays to do the inter-hospital mail run. He is extremely reliable and dependable and has substituted on numerous shifts. Bill is a volunteer who is dedicated in serving others with
his cheerful personality and goes out of this way to assist his co-workers and our patients and visitors.
"He is the most agreeable person but is cautious to never allow anyone to be uncomfortable or embarrassed if they make a mistake," said Donna Owen, Volunteer manager. "He always makes time to listen and when he speaks everyone is interested in what he has to say. All who work with Bill like and respect him. His dedication to serving others and his selfless desire to put others' needs above his own is a true example of what volunteering is about," she added.
The annual Volunteer of the Year awards were given at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point's annual volunteer banquet and appreciation
luncheon that was held on Sunday, April 12 at Spartan Manor.
_ATTACHED PHOTO:_ Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point's volunteers of the year pose for a photo at RMCBP's 34th Volunteer Appreciation Banquet. Joann VanAtta and Bill McKeon