Tampa Bay/Hudson, FL – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point announces that Bonnie Rigsby, RN, surgical trauma ICU, has received this year’s eighth annual Employee of the Year award. The Employee of the Year is the employee who best exemplifies employee excellence and is recommended by the Employee Advisory Group (EAG). The Employee of the Year is selected from each of the hospital’s Employee of the Month.

The Employees of the Month in alphabetical order were:

  • Mark Blankenship – Respiratory Services
  • David Chaput – Pharmacist
  • Reggie Headen – Neuro Spine Unit
  • Jamey Hufford – Neuro Spine Unit
  • Keith Kramer – Environmental Services
  • Michelle Nash - CSSU
  • Bonnie Rigsby – Surgical Trauma ICU
  • Robert South – Patient Transporter
  • Donna Tymon-Haranek – Sterile Processing

Bonnie Rigsby is regarded as a long-time employee of the hospital and has been a Preceptor in its
surgical intensive care unit (SICU). The hospital and unit received multiple letters of praise from
family members stating that Bonnie is an excellent nurse and makes their day go by smoothly by
keeping them well informed. All letters have added that family members can “rest knowing their loved ones are in safe hands.”

However, Bonnie’s reputation as a premier caregiver is among her colleagues, especially those who work with her. One of her colleagues pointed out, “much of my success at Bayonet Point I attribute to Bonnie. She is positive, professional, caring and a real advocate.” Bonnie was regarded as the “go-to” person when the night shift needed someone to cover. She does this without hesitation saying, “Yes, whatever you need.” Employees feel that she makes everyone’s life better knowing that she is available. Bonnie also bridges the gap of night shift and day shift acting as the ambassador for both shifts explaining the difference between days and nights and advocating for both shifts who have their own special needs. Most important she has a reputation for doing everything with a smile.

As this year’s Employee of the Year Bonnie received a $250 cash gift award, a coveted front row
parking space for a year, and a plaque in her honor. Her family was present to see her receive her award.

Attached photo: Bonnie poses with her family and hospital officials. Left to right: Brandon Davis
(Bonnie’s son), Tonya Simpson (CNO), Bonnie, Billy Davis (Bonnie’s son), Edgar Dadural (Director
of SICU).