Hudson, Florida (July 27, 2017) – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is pleased to announce the promotion of Elizabeth M. Ferguson, RN, BSN, to the position of Assistant Chief Nursing Officer. Ms. Ferguson was promoted from her position as director of the hospital’s surgical/trauma ICU/trauma step-down 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 Officer 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 continues to pursue a Master’s degree in nursing through the University of Maryville, Missouri.
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.
Attached photos: Elizabeth M. Ferguson, RN, BSN
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 300 physicians, 1,264 employees and 400 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.