June 11, 2020
Hudson, Florida - Regional Medical Center Bayonet is especially proud to announce that two volunteers were recently awarded the "Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award" by President Donald Trump. The award comes from the office of the President of the United States. It was initiated to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of volunteers and volunteering throughout the nation. The recipients receive the certificate, an order of congratulations from President Trump, a beautiful pin commemorating the event and a gold medallion. In order to receive this honor, an individual must have volunteered for a minimum of 15 years and logged in over 7,500 hours of service. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point volunteer recipients this year were Joanne Van Atta and Carol Santo.
Joanne Van Atta has been a volunteer with RMCBP for over 17 years with over 16,000 hours of service. During most of that time, she has assisted in the Outpatient Lab with her daily routine starting at 6:00am and ending in the afternoon. Joanne received the Volunteer of the Quarter in 2011 and Volunteer of the Year in 2016.
Carol Del Santo began volunteering at RMCBP thirty years ago and has accumulated over 16,000 hours of service. She began as a Courier and now volunteers as a Courier Dispatcher, supervising and leading a group of Couriers. Carol was selected Volunteer of the Quarter and in 2018 she was awarded Volunteer of the Year.