Tampa Bay/Hudson, FL - Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is proud to announce that Don Andriuzzo, one of its outstanding volunteers, was recently honored at CARES Celebrating Seniors. CARES honored those "whose lives paint stories of purpose, passion and service to the community." The ceremony was held on September 25, 2016.

Mr. Andriuzzo has volunteered at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point for over 22 years accumulating 34,000 hours of service and receiving the Five Star Award for exemplary service as well as the 2008 Volunteer of the Year Award. In 2010 he was the recipient of the prestigious Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award which comes directly from the President of the United States for his dedication to volunteerism. Don has been the chairperson of the mailroom couriers for many years and has the deepest respect for all men and women working with him. He has also volunteered throughout the years in many special projects. He has a reputation for being able to work with hospital staff, fellow volunteers and visitors needing assistance. "His enthusiasm and desire to help others is an example for all," said Donna Owen, Volunteer Services Manager. "Don is a hardworking, dedicated person who always has a positive attitude and a smile for everyone," she added.

Since January 2012 Don has also volunteered at HPH Hospice, accumulating over 1,300 hours. Don is a war veteran and feels strongly about supporting each and every one of the patients that he calls upon to visit. "Don is a tremendous asset to our community and for all of his years of service to the veterans and to all the people that he serves," added Donna Owen.