Hudson, Florida (July 11, 2017) – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has recently recognized two nurses for excellence in nursing. The Excellence in Nursing awards were given at RMCBP’s HCA Awards of Distinction celebration. The Excellence in Nursing Awards were established by HCA to honor outstanding nurses who demonstrate excellence and professional mentoring and in compassionate care. The awards honor exceptional individuals whose work and lives reflect the patient-centered and humanitarian values upon which HCA was founded.
The Excellence in Nursing Award for compassionate care goes to a nurse who demonstrates exceptional nursing knowledge and expert skills and consistently applies both with compassion and integrity, so that the quality of the care experience and the care outcomes are improved for patients in any clinical setting or nursing specialty. The Professional Mentoring Award goes to a nurse who advances nursing practice in any clinical setting or nursing specialty by guiding or supporting career development for individuals or groups of nurses or by advancing evidence-based nursing knowledge. Our nursing winners receive $250 each. Each winner also receives a plaque, a front row parking spot or pass to the physicians’ parking lot for one full year, a beautiful large dish garden, and their picture on display in the front entrance of the hospital.
This year’s Excellence in Nursing Award winner in the compassionate care category is Andrea Ioviero. The HCA Excellence in Nursing Award in the professional mentoring category was presented to Melissa Reed. In presenting the awards, Chief Nursing Officer Lori Spight, “HCA recognizes the intrinsic value of nursing practice in accomplishing our mission of providing the highest quality care to the patients and communities we serve.” The HCA Excellence in Nursing Awards are the newest addition to the family of HCA Awards of Distinction, which include the Frist Humanitarian Award and the Innovators Award.
Photo 1: Lori Spight (RMCBP Chief Nursing Officer), left, poses with Melissa Reed, RN
Photo 2: Andrea Ioviero
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.