Brandon, Florida (April 16, 2014) – Brandon Regional Hospital recently held a commemoration event to confirm and renew the commitment of Brandon Regional Hospital to its employees and patient care. To do so, three birch trees were planted by the parking garage of the A-Tower Lobby. The birch trees were used for their symbolic meaning of “renewal, truth, and new beginnings.” Key note speakers were Bland Eng, CEO and Chris Taramasco, CNO.
In his address to the Brandon Regional Hospital staff Bland Eng spoke that Brandon’s leadership is genuinely committed to having a strong culture that provides the best care to the community. The event was held to introduce the program in a way that was positively memorable. Recently Brandon Regional Hospital conducted a major initiative to have a mission, vision and values statement that reflects the hospital and especially the hospital’s employees. The task was given to emerging leaders – a group of front line employees who are currently developing themselves as leaders and the hospital’s employee advisor group to develop a series of statement for the hospital employees to vote on. The following three statements became the mission, vision and values statement for Brandon Regional Hospital.
Mission: To provide our patients with quality care through innovation, education, and compassionate care.
Vision: As a compassionate community hospital, we will be the destination of exceptional care by exceptional people.
Values: Brandon Regional Hospital is dedicated to providing quality, relationship-based care that provides healing through: accountability, safety, integrity, collaboration and compassion.
Mr. Eng emphasized that patients and families are the center of care and that relationship-based care principles will guide all of the hospitals efforts. Mr. Eng placed the emphasis on action over words pointing out that everyone will see senior leaders rounding through the hospital’s departments, rounding on employees and nurse practice councils. “Everyone will work together to communicate and demonstrate the patient experience in a positive manner,” he said.
CNO Chris Taramasco discussed the Brandon Regional Hospital nursing vision statement: “Through relationships, we provide compassionate, patient-centered care that promotes partnerships and fosters healing.” Ms. Taramasco referred to HCA’s founder Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr. who once said, “It’s not the brick and mortar and equipment that make a hospital. It is the warmth and compassion and attitude to good employees which lead to quality care.” This motto has been the motto of HCA and will continue to guide the care at Brandon Regional Hospital.
Ms. Taramasco emphasized that perfect care is expected by all those cared for at Brandon Regional Hospital. Safe care is expected. The latest and greatest of technology is expected. And exceptional care is measured by those receiving care and that care is marked by gentle intention, genuine concern and most important a heart. She challenged everyone to live this concept. “It is our new beginning, our moment to say, ‘Yes, you can count on me.’ Just as we watch our river birch tree grow, we will grow…together…and together we can accomplish great things!”
Attached photo: Leadership team from Brandon Regional Hospital plants commemorative birch trees. Left to right: Stephanie Moss, Assistant CNO, Joe Corcoran, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Janice Balzano, COO, Doug Goodman, Vice President, Human Resources, Bland Eng, CEO, Chris Taramasco, CNO, David Park, Vice President, Support Services, Roberta Barton-Joe, Associate COO
About Brandon Regional Hospital
Brandon Regional Hospital is a proud member of the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services. BRH is a 398-acute care facility which includes a 25-bed Behavioral Health Center and emergency care in Brandon and Plant City. BRH holds the following certifications:
· The three star award for excellence in cardiac surgery – the highest award given by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
· Certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.
· The Bariatric Center of Excellence award by the American Society of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
In addition, BRH offers quality patient care services including:
· The Women’s Center at Brandon Regional Hospital, which includes The Baby Suites, and a Level III NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).
· The Heart & Vascular Center offer the latest diagnoses and treatment options in neurological, spine and cardiac conditions.
Brandon Regional Hospital is located at 119 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, Florida 33511. For more information contact Patricia Montgomery, 813-571-5105 or go to BrandonRegionalHospital.com.