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For her service to Suncoast Hospice's patients and families at the North Pinellas Care Center where she provides hospitality and assistance to visiting families, Robyn Leschinski of Palm Harbor has been named the 2013 Humana volunteer of the year.

In addition, the Humana Foundation has made a $10,000 donation to the Suncoast Hospice Foundation.

Leschinski, a registered nurse, works as a care manager for Humana Cares/Senior Bridge, Humana's national chronic care management division in St. Petersburg.

A recommendation from a friend, co-worker and Suncoast Hospice volunteer prompted Leschinski's association with Suncoast Hospice, which began in 2012, shortly after she joined Humana.

Volunteering is a passion of Leschinski's. For many years she'd given her time to youth in church, school and Girl Scouts while raising her family and before beginning her nursing career. She was looking for a way to become an active volunteer once again and enjoys her duties at Suncoast Hospice.

"This is a terrific honor for Robyn and Suncoast Hospice. We're very appreciative of her committed, compassionate service to our care center patients and families and grateful for Humana's gift in support of our family of programs," said Rafael J. Sciullo, president and CEO of Suncoast Hospice.

Craig Drablos, Humana Cares/SeniorBridge chief of operations, said, "We're so proud of Robyn. We admire her ongoing dedication to Suncoast Hospice, an organization that serves so many people living through what's often the most challenging times of their lives. We know she's thrilled they'll receive a $10,000 contribution from the Humana Foundation on her behalf."

Humana plans to recognize Leschinski publicly for her service at an April 28 event in St. Petersburg.

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Lt. paramedic Mike Porch, Lt. EMT Bill Figueredo, driver engineer paramedic Megan Gray and firefighter paramedics Matt Doyle, Chris Herzog and Kenny Lane received certificates of commendation from Pinellas County Emergency Medical Services for their performance, expertise, professionalism and caring approach in resuscitating patients during cardiac arrest.

The two successful rescues took place Dec. 25 and 26.

Both patients and their family members attended the Feb. 25 ceremony at Station 57, part of the monthly Board of Fire Commissioners meeting.

The East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District provides fire and emergency medical services to 30,000 residents in 33 square miles of unincorporated Pinellas County.

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