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Florida Hospital Association honors two Tampa Shriners Hospital staffers

Caregiver and Volunteer of the Year

Florida Hospital Association honors two Tampa Shriners Hospital staffers

A statewide hospital organization recently recognized Shriners Hospitals for Children — Tampa for its outstanding patient care.

Bryan Sinnott, R.N., L.P.O, C.P.O., was named “Caregiver of the Year” by the Florida Hospital Association. According to the association, Mr. Sinnott was recognized for demonstrating outstanding patient care and leadership in hospital patient services and for participating in activities and practices that help increase patient satisfaction, and for his commitment to the Tampa community. This is the second consecutive year that an employee at the Tampa Shriners Hospital has earned this honor. Last year, the association gave the award to inpatient nurse Robert Robaus, R.N.

The association also named the hospital’s chief tour guide Frank Harmon as its Volunteer of the Year. Noble Harmon, a Shriner who has served as a tour guide for seven years, was chosen based on his commitment to hospitals and health care through participation in hospital auxiliary organizations or by directly volunteering within a hospital. Candidates were also judged on their participation in activities that benefit the hospital and its patients, serving as a role model of hospital volunteerism, and active leadership in a state auxiliary or other volunteer organizations.

Mr. HarmonA cancer survivor, Noble Harmon has often said the care and compassion shown to him during his cancer treatments inspired him to share that same kind of generosity and kindness with patients and staff at the Tampa Shriners Hospital.

“It’s an honor for our team to be recognized for their commitment to wraparound patient care,” said John McCabe, executive vice president of Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Mr. Sinnott has worked 20 years as a prosthetist for Shriners Hospitals for Children —Tampa. He is also the hospital’s Employee of the Year for 2017.

Known for his calm demeanor, Mr. Sinnott partners with each family and the medical team for a successful outcome. This collaboration, along with an innovative spirit that puts the child’s needs first, has helped children not only walk, but run, ride a bike, play an instrument and compete in sports.

”Bryan has gone the extra mile in the provision of thousands of excellently designed orthotic and prosthetic devices to children,” said Ron Gingras, director of Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services (POPS) – Southeast, LLC at the Tampa Shriners Hospital. “Bryan has excelled in prosthetics and has become our lead prosthetist. He is the go-to person when there are questions of prosthetic design or application.”

A member of the FOOT Foundation, Mr. Sinnott regularly brings care and hope to children in Guatemala and teaches prosthetic fabrication to Guatemalan practitioners.

Closer to home, Mr. Sinnott is a member of the Gasparilla group of Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate. Dedicated to those who are amputees, the group donates hand cycles and therapy trikes to patients. Mr. Sinnott incorporates Shriners kids into the Gasparilla Children’s Parade, offering them a memorable day and further engaging this dedicated krewe with the hospital’s mission.