Pasco, Hillsborough & Pinellas, Florida – (March 26, 2018) Medical Center of Trinity announces the appointment of Bernadette Melendez, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN as Manager of its ER 24/7 in Lutz. Mrs. Melendez initially began her career in corporate accounting and human resources until 2006 when she began her nursing career. She received an AS in nursing in 2006 and a BSN from Ohio University in 2012. She later went on to receive an MBA in Health Care Administration in 2017 from Ohio University (?)
Mrs. Melendez comes to Medical Center of Trinity from Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor Florida where she served as CN II in the ER and assistant nurse manager on the PCU. She has extensive experience in the emergency management having served as preceptor, charge nurse and magnet champion for a 42 bed Level II trauma center, and charge nurse and preceptor for a free standing emergency room.
“Bernadette’s experience in accounting, human resources, and emergency nursing has prepared her well for the role of manager at our newest freestanding emergency department in Lutz,” said Nancy Maysilles, Chief Nursing Officer of Medical Center of Trinity.
About ER 24/7 in Lutz
ER 24/7 in Lutz offers convenient access to emergency care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with all the resources one needs for acute care of a serious illness or injury. The ER 24/7 in Lutz provides even more advanced emergency services than an urgent care center; this full-service ER will also accept patients via ambulance and has on-site CT scan, ultrasound, x-ray and laboratory services. The ER 24/7 in Lutz is staffed by physicians who are board certified in emergency care and nurses with emergency care experience and certifications.
Attached photo: Bernadette Melendez, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN
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About Medical Center of Trinity
Medical Center of Trinity is a 288 bed, state-of-the-art, all-private room hospital (Main Campus) strategically located in the tri-county area of Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough Counties. The facility is located at 9330 State Road 54, Trinity, FL 34655, near the intersection of State Road (SR) 54 and Little Road. Medical Center of Trinity clinical and acute-care programs include:
|· Behavioral Health
|· Cancer Care
|· Obstetrics including NICU
|· Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
|· Open Heart Surgery
|· Diagnostic Imaging
|· Rehabilitation Services
|· Emergency Care – Adult and Pediatric
o Medical Center of Trinity
o Citrus Park ER
o ER 24/7 in Palm Harbor
o ER 24/7 in Lutz
|· Robotic Assisted Surgery
· Sleep Center
· Spine & Orthopedics
· Women’s Health
|· Heart & Vascular
· Men’s Health
|· Women’s Imaging Center with Comprehensive Breast Care
|· Minimally Invasive Surgical Specialties
|· Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine
Medical Center of Trinity has received Chest Pain Center with PCI accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). The hospital has also been designated as an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center.
Medical Center of Trinity is recognized among the nation’s Top Performers on five key quality measures – heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and stroke by The Joint Commission— the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The Cancer Care program is an Accredited Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.