Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is committed to providing the highest-quality medical care. We are proud of everyone who contributes to the care and services of patients. Whether it is clinical care and medical services or our support staff - everyone has an important role in contributing to the health of our community.
Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
Board of Trustees Members
- Christine Behan, MD – Chairperson
- Paula O’Neil, PhD – Vice Chairperson
- Gina Temple, CEO – Secretary
- George Giannakopoulos, MD – Chief of Staff
- Domenic Sorresso, MD
- Kevin Spires, MD
- Mahender Reddy, MD
- Sheriff Nocco
- Tim Beard, PhD
- Heather Fiorentino
- Ravi Chari, MD President - President - HCA West Florida
Chief Executive Officer
Gina Temple became CEO of Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, September 2019. Gina is a Board Certified Hospital Administrator with over 27 years of experience. Gina was most recently from San Antonio, Texas where she worked within the Baptist Health System in several executive roles. Gina had served as the President of Mission Trial Baptist Hospital. Prior to Mission Trail, she served as the Texas Group Chief Operating Officer/Chief Operating Officer of North Central Baptist Hospital.
Before joining Baptist Health System, Gina was the Vice President of Operational Integration for Sutter Health in Sacramento and has served as an Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Gina's passion is developing organizational cultures that yield extraordinary experiences and outcomes for patients, employees, and physicians. She will be making the transition with her husband, Donald Temple, Retired Major USAF. Donald and Gina are the proud parents of sons, George and Grant. She earned a PhD from Walden University, MPA from University of West Florida, and BSN from University of South Alabama.
Michael Trevisani MD, MBA, CPE, FASCRS, FACHE
Chief Medical Officer
Michael Trevisani, MD, MBA, CPE, FASCRS, FACHE was named Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, in June 2020. Dr. Trevisani is a Board Certified Hospital Administrator and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has been engaged as a Chief Medical Officer for 14 years at various institutions, including the Mt. Carmel Healthcare System in New Albany, Ohio; the Mohawk Valley Health System in Utica, New York; and the United Health Services system in Norwich, New York.
Before becoming a full-time hospital administrator, Dr. Trevisani practiced medicine as a Board Certified Colon and Rectal Surgeon in Central Florida for 17 years.
Dr. Trevisani earned an MBA from the University of South Florida, an MD degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center, and a BA from Hamilton College.
Chief Operating Officer
Paige Laughlin, became Chief Operating Officer for Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point on January 13, 2020. Ms. Laughlin comes to Bayonet Point from Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas where she serves as the Vice President of Operations, Ethics & Compliance Officer, and Chief Staffing Officer. As Vice President of Operations Paige provided administrative leadership over imaging, laboratory, respiratory therapy, security, food and nutrition, and transport services. She was also responsible for the growth and development of the critical care transport team and for the rehab, bariatric and oncology service lines.
Ms. Laughlin began her career with HCA as a management engineer working on facility labor management in Houston, Texas, with oversight of 14 hospitals. She was then promoted to the position of Performance Improvement Manager in the Capital Division with responsibility for operational efficiencies and improvement in 17 hospital-based emergency rooms and three free-standing ERs across Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky and New Hampshire.
Ms. Laughlin received her bachelor's degree in industrial and systems engineering from the Ohio State University. She received a Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
Chief Financial Officer
Tom Lawhorne was named Chief Financial Officer of Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in December 2011. Tom has more than 20 years of financial management and leadership experience in the healthcare industry.
Since 1993 Tom has served in Financial and Operational leadership roles in HCA Hospitals in Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and now Florida. Tom’s diverse experience lends itself to both the financial and operational aspects of hospital leadership. Tom has developed and implemented strategic objectives related to healthcare legislation, payer reimbursement, capital deployment, medical staff development, service line development, volume growth, and operational efficiencies.
Before joining Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Tom served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for HCA’s Lewis-Gale Hospital Pulaski, a 147-bed facility in Pulaski, VA. Tom served HCA in Virginia for 14 years. Tom also served as CFO for an HCA facility in Kentucky, and as a Controller for an HCA facility in North Carolina.
Tom earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting graduating Magna Cum Laude from Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina.
Vice President of Human Resources
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point announced in February, 2020 the appointment of Sherry Pressner as Vice President of Human Resources. Sherry recently comes to Bayonet Point from Blake Medical Center where she also served as Vice President of HR. Sherry's career with HCA Healthcare began in 2000 at Medical Center of Trinity as an HR generalist. Since that time, she has served in the role of HR Vice President at Memorial Hospital of Tampa, Citrus Memorial Hospital, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and most recently Blake Medical Center.
"Sherry is a seasoned HR leader who has excelled in supporting her leadership teams in strategies to elevate employee engagement and improve retention," said Gina Temple, CEO. "The leadership and employees of Bayonet Point are excited to welcome Sherry back to the team," she added.
Medical Executive Committee
- George Giannakopoulos, MD – Chief of Staff
- Venu Lakshminarasimhan, MD – Immediate-Past Chief of Staff
- Kesavulureddy Ramireddy, MD – Vice Chief of Staff
- Chirag Patel, MD – Secretary/Treasurer
Department of Medicine
- Mrunal Shah, MD – Chair, Dept of Medicine
- Rami Mufleh Akel, MD – Vice Chair, Dept of Medicine; MQM Chair
- Adam Lazarus, MD – Medical Director, Division of Emergency Medicine
- Gaurav Kumar, MD – Medical Director, Division of Radiology
- Shaival Thakore, MD – Medical Director, Hospitalists/ GME Program Director (IM)
- Maria Soto-Aguilar, MD – Member-At Large, Dept of Medicine
Department of Surgery
- Steven Austin Visnaw, DO – Chair, Dept of Surgery
- Christopher J Linberg, MD – Vice Chair, Dept of Surgery
- Christian Laman, DO – Medical Director, Division of Anesthesiology
- Scott Jarmer, MD – Medical Director, Division of Pathology
- Erika Cristina Van Doorn, MD – Medical Director, Division of Trauma
- Craig Bennett – Member-At- Large, Dept of Surgery
Bayonet Point nationally recognized with an ‘A’ for the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
May 1, 2020
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point was awarded an 'A' in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point's achievements providing safer health care.
Bayonet Point Announces the Appointment of Paige Laughlin, MHA, as Chief Operating Officer (COO)
January 22, 2020
Paige Laughlin announced as COO at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.
Regina Temple, PhD, MPA, BSN Named CEO Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
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.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Appoints Melanie Wetmore, MSN, RN, CEN, NE-BC, as Chief Nursing Officer
June 18, 2018
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is pleased to announce the appointment of Melanie Wetmore, MSN, RN, CEN, NE-BC, as Chief Nursing Officer.