TAMPA, Florida – (October 4, 2019) – HCA West Florida is pleased to announce that Regina (Gina) Temple, PhD, MPA, BSN, is the new President and CEO for Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Ms. Temple joins HCA Healthcare and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point from San Antonio, Texas, where for the past three years she held executive leadership roles with the Baptist Health System. Recently she was the President of Mission Trial Baptist Hospital. Prior to that, she served as the Baptist Health System Texas Group Chief Operating Officer and Chief Operating Officer of North Central Baptist Hospital. Ms. Temple is a Board Certified Hospital Administrator with more than 27 years of experience.
“I am thrilled to have her join the team,” explained Ravi Chari, M.D., President of HCA West Florida. “Gina’s passion for developing organizational cultures that yield extraordinary experiences and outcomes for patients, employees and physicians aligns so well with our focus at HCA West Florida.”
Dr. Chari further explained that while at the Baptist Health System, Ms. Temple was responsible for opening the Baptist Orthopedic Hospital, led strategy deployment, strengthened organizational alignment and was responsible for the identification of breakthrough initiatives.
Prior to joining the Baptist System, Ms. Temple was the Vice President of Operational Integration for Sutter Health in Sacramento and an Examiner for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.
She earned her doctorate from Walden University, a master’s in public administration from the University of West Florida, and a bachelor of nursing from the University of South Alabama.
About HCA West Florida
HCA West Florida provides a complete continuum of high quality programs and services to meet the healthcare needs of residents and businesses throughout west Florida, caring for more than 1.2 million patients last year. HCA West Florida includes 15 hospitals, 25 ER locations, 14 ambulatory surgery centers, numerous physician practices, graduate medical education programs, a regional lab, and consolidated service center. HCA West Florida is affiliated with HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine.
About Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has been serving the community since 1981. We are a 290-bed acute care hospital located in Hudson, FL. 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
· Comprehensive Stroke Center
· Named among the top 5% in the nation for Patient Safety in 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Healthgrades
· Leapfrog Patient Safety Award
· Joint Commission Accreditation, Primary Stroke Center and Sepsis Certifications
· 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 and 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™
o Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy for three years in a row (2015 – 2017)
· American College of Radiology accredited – MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine
· Accredited Community Cancer Program – American College of Surgeons
· Accredited Teaching Facility by the American Osteopathic Association, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education