Pasco, Hillsborough & Pinellas, Florida – (April 25, 2018) Medical Center of Trinity recently recognized two nurses for the Excellence in Nursing Awards, established by HCA to honor outstanding nurses who demonstrate excellence in professional mentoring and compassionate care. The awards honor exceptional individuals whose work and lives reflect patient-centered and humanitarian values upon which HCA was founded.
Excellence in Nursing for Compassionate Care was presented to Tracy Brown, RN, in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab. This award honors a nurse whose knowledge and expert skills create a quality experience and improve outcomes for our patients.
Ms. Brown’s 30 years of experience coupled with her dedication to keeping up-to-date with the latest information in her field of cardiac care ensures patients are provided with the best of care. She has a reputation for setting a high standard for her interaction with patients and colleagues, and is known for treating each patient as if they are family. Her nomination stated “She goes above and beyond what is necessary to ensure that all of her patients feel welcome and calm and provides extra attention for them to feel safe and secure.” She assists coworkers to guarantee the best outcome for any job being performed.
The Excellence in Nursing Professional Mentor Award was presented to Sue Wegener, RN, Behavioral Health. This award celebrates a nurse who has dedicated themselves to guiding and supporting career advancement for individuals and groups of nurses. In 2017, Ms. Wegener developed and implemented a Mental Health Awareness Night for Girl Scouts that was held at Medical Center of Trinity. The evening was spent educating the Scouts and their families about mental health issues. Ms. Wegener is the Chair for the hospital’s Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk, raising funds year after year and spreading awareness of mental health issues.
Ms. Wegener spearheaded and integrated education pertaining to Trauma Informed Care and how it impacts the nursing practice throughout the hospital. She leads by example and with a strong sense of commitment, empathy for her patients and compassion for what she does.
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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||· Neurosurgery|
|· 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 been designated as an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center and earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hips and Total Knees Certification.
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.