April 14, 2015
Tampa Bay/Hudson, Florida – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point announces that Otto Ottaviano was recently the proud recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. The award comes from the Office of the President of the United States. It was instituted to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of volunteers and volunteering throughout the nation. The recipient receives the “President’s Call to Service Award Certificate,” an order of congratulations from President Obama, and a beautiful pin commemorating this event. In order to receive this award 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’s recipient, Otto Ottaviano, started volunteering April 20, 1996 – almost 19 years ago and has 18,900 hours of service. Mr. Ottaviano currently volunteers in the Cardiac Procedures Recovery Unit and is a courier. He also serves on the Board of Directors as a Director at Large, on the Suncoast Health and Education Foundation as a board member, and on the Awards Committee. In his spare time he serves as a chaplain’s aide. Mr. Ottaviano is respected and admired by his peers, staff and everyone who meets him. He has a reputation for always having a smile, a laugh and a kind word along with his positive attitude. “Otto cares deeply about the hospital and the patients and it shows. He is an asset to the volunteer organization, the community and to this hospital,” said Donna Owen, Manager of Volunteer Services. “I wish to particularly thank him for his years of service to the hospital, patients, families and visitors and for his dedication and volunteer spirit,” she added.
Image left to right: Donna Owen, Manager of Volunteer Services, Otto Ottaviano, Elliott Lorenzi, President of RMCBP’s Volunteer Association.