Hudson, Florida (December 14, 2016) – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point announces the appointment of Elisabeth M. Ferguson, RN, BSN, as Director of its Surgical/Trauma ICU/Trauma Stepdown Unit. This unit compliments Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point’s Level II Trauma Center.
Ms. Ferguson was promoted from her position as Nurse Manager, Medical Oncology/Progressive Care Unit. She has served in various capacities at HCA since 2013 while also maintaining her reserve status. She is a US Army veteran serving eight years as a combat medic with a Forward Surgical Team. During that time she was an NCO-IC (Non-Commissioned Office In Charge) of Advanced Trauma Life Support as well as a certified educator for the US Army.
Ms. Ferguson was trained in combat injuries, combat operations, and desert survival. She supported units that served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. She worked in all capacities in the Forward Surgical Team including the operating room, surgical intensive care unit and even flight operations.
Ms. Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and an Associate of Science degree in Nursing from Harrison College in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) through the University of Maryville, Missouri, with anticipated graduation in September 2017. She is board certified in basic cardiac life support and advanced cardiac life support. While in the military she was awarded two Army commendation medals for exceptional service in support of Global War on Terror, in the efforts to efficiently mobilize, deploy and prepare soldiers for forward combat operations.
Ms. Ferguson is married to another veteran, who recently retired with 18 years of service and is now a Pasco County sheriff’s officer. She is a member of the Florida Nursing Association and is a member of the board of a local animal rescue, Mystical Animal Rescue.
About Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
Regional Medical Center Bayonet has been serving the community since 1981. We are a 290-bed acute care hospital located in Hudson, FL and home of the nationally acclaimed Heart Institute. We have more than 350 physicians, 1,264 employees and 500 volunteers on our integrated healthcare delivery team.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is located at 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson, FL. 34667. For additional information on Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point visit www.rmchealth.com or www.heartoftampa.com or visit us on Facebook.