Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson, Fla., announced Bonnie Rigsby, RN, surgical trauma ICU, has received this year’s eighth annual Employee of the Year award. She was chosen from among nine employees of the month, according to a news release.
The annual winner best exemplifies employee excellence and is recommended by the employee advisory group, according to the release. Rigsby is a long-time employee of the hospital and has been a preceptor in its SICU. The hospital and unit received multiple letters of praise from family members stating that Rigsby is an excellent nurse and makes their day go by smoothly by keeping them well informed. Letters have said family members can “rest knowing their loved ones are in safe hands.”
Among her colleagues, Rigsby is regarded as a premier caregiver, according to the release. One colleague said, “Much of my success at Bayonet Point I attribute to Bonnie. She is positive, professional, caring and a real advocate.”
Rigsby is the go-to person when the night shift needs someone to cover. She does this without hesitation saying, “Yes, whatever you need.” Employees said she makes everyone’s life better knowing she is available. Rigsby bridges the gap between night and day shifts, acting as the ambassador for both shifts.
As this year’s Employee of the Year ceremony, which her family attended, Rigsby received a $250 cash award, a coveted front row parking space for a year and a plaque.