Tampa Bay/Hudson, Florida - Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point recently honored Gina Tannenbaum, RN in the Emergency Department, as its Employee of the Month for December.

In naming Ms. Tannenbaum, CEO Shayne George praised her for her kindness and selfless generosity in the emergency department and on her own time. "This employee is so helpful and always has an open ear for listening and compassion for other staff, families and patients," said Mr. George. Each year Gina is counted on to assist with the Heart Walk and the Christmas projects for those in need. She contributes out of her own pocket and makes quilts for families of tragedies. Most recently she made two beautiful quilts for a coworker and their family during the loss of their son and another quilt for one of the paramedic firefighters of Pasco County who was diagnosed with breast cancer. "She does all of this without asking for anything in return. Gina is a wonderful human being and truly deserves the honor of being an Employee of the Month," added Mr. George.

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

In addition, Gina 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: Gina Tannenbaum, left, poses with CEO Shayne George and her recognition award.