Hudson, Florida (June 30, 2017) – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point recently honored Suzanne Sarabalis, RN, on Medical Oncology, and Jessica Dent, RN in the Cardiac Surgical Unit as its Nurses of the Year. Suzanne Sarabalis, RN, was honored as RN Nurse of the Year and Jessica Dent, RN, was honored in the category of New RN of the Year. Both Ms. Sarabalis and Ms. Dent were recognized at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point’s 2nd Annual Nursing Gala. The event was designed to recognize the significant accomplishments of the hospital’s nurses and physicians. Both Ms. Sarabalis and Ms. Dent were chosen for their dedication to providing high quality, compassionate patient care.
Suzanna Sarabalis, RN, is a 30 year nursing veteran who serves on the Medical Oncology Unit at RMCBP. Nominations comments included, “Goes above and beyond for each of her patients…she genuinely cares about everyone…a great mentor with a positive attitude…and always willing to drop everything she is doing to help anyone out.”
Jessica Dent, RN, serves on the CS Unit (actual name of the unit). She has a reputation as possessing impressive skills, compassion and time management. Other comments from nominations included: “A patient advocate who cares about the family members…already has the characteristics of a seasoned nurse…a kind and gentle manner, attention to detail and a desire to do the best she can for her patients’ families…she is an inspiration to us all.” One particular comment emphasized, “You would never know that she has been a nurse for less than a year. She is a shining example of what we look for in the future of nursing.”
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 has achieved distinction in the following areas:
- Level II Trauma Center
- Accredited by The Joint Commission
- Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC)
- Healthgrades Multi-Award Recipient
o Five Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 13 years in a row (2005-2017)
o Five Star Recipient for Back Surgery eight years in a row (2010 – 2017)
o Five Star Recipient for Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm for two years in a row (2016 – 2017)
o Recipient of Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award™
o Named among the top 5% in the nation for Patient Safety in 2017
o Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy for three years in a row (2015 – 2017)
- Certified Advance Primary Stroke Center – Joint Commission
- MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine Accredited – American College of Radiology
- Approved Community Cancer Program – American College of Surgery
- Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certifications: primary stroke center, sepsis
- Awarded full Atrial Fibrillation Certification status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC)
- Accredited Teaching Facility by the American Osteopathic Association, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
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.