HUDSON, Fla (October 4, 2023) – HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital has named veteran healthcare executive Neelam Patel, M.D., FCCP as its new chief medical officer (CMO) where she will play a key role in driving initiatives to enhance patient care, safety and the hospital experience.
A board-certified and fellowship-trained physician, Dr. Patel has served as a Staff Physician in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine for Level II and Level III trauma centers across the country. She also is a member of the core faculty for the University of South Florida’s Graduate Medical Education Internal Medicine Program.
Most recently, she served as medical director of the Intensive Care Unit and as Pulmonary and Critical Care staff physician at HCA Florida Trinity Hospital. Under her management and focus on quality of care, infection prevention and workflow, HCA Florida Trinity ICU was selected by Healthgrades as a 100 Best Critical Care ICU’s for 2022 and 2023.
“Dr. Patel’s extensive experience and passion for delivering high-quality patient care make her ideal for our medical team,” says Sally Seymour, chief executive officer of HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital.
Located at 14000 Fivay Road in Hudson, HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital is a Verified Level 2 Trauma Center, and the only trauma center in Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties, for its 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgeons, as well as coverage in orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care.
The full-service acute care hospital is also a Comprehensive Stroke Center and has earned several Healthgrades accolades including the Patient Safety Excellence Award in 2022 and 2023, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery for five consecutive years, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery for five consecutive years, America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery, a Surgical Care Excellence Award for two consecutive years, and a Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award.
HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital is affiliated with HCA Florida Healthcare, a family of more than 650 affiliated sites of care, including hospitals, physician practices and freestanding emergency rooms. United as a statewide network in 2022, HCA Florida Healthcare includes approximately 11,000 experienced doctors and 79,000 colleagues working together to deliver advanced, collaborative care to more than 8.6 million patients each year.
About HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital
HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital is a 392-bed, full service acute care hospital that proudly provides inpatient and outpatient services for Hudson and surrounding communities. Our more than 1600 employees and 316 physicians care like family for adults and children of all ages. Key services include 24/7 emergency care, Level 2 Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Heart Center, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, Orthopedic and Spine Center, Inpatient Rehabilitation Center and Advanced Surgery Center including Minimally Invasive Surgery. Awards and accolades include 27 hospital quality awards in 2023 from Healthgrades, which reflect the hospital’s dedication to delivering better-than-expected clinical outcomes.