Dr. Rao Musunuru and Bayonet Point hospital officials and County Commissioners pose with the Resolution recognizing Dr. Rao Musunuru and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point's neuroscience program.

Tampa Bay/Hudson, FL – On October 23, 2018, Rao Musunuru, MD, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point were recognized in a County Resolution (#19–24) for their continued efforts in state–of–the–art treatment of acute stroke, preventing death and serious long–term disability.

The Resolution stated that:

  • Every 40 seconds in the United States an unsuspecting victim suffers from a stroke while every 4 minutes someone dies from one.
  • Raising the community medical standards for treatment of acute stroke to optimal levels significantly decreases morbidity and mortality, and
  • The major efforts of Dr. Rao Musunuru while serving as president of the American Heart Association, Florida affiliate, were instrumental in passing the Florida Stroke Act by the Florida legislature with the help of Pasco legislators.

"Therefore, be it resolved by the Board of County Commissioners of Pasco County, Florida, that said Board wishes to extend its gratitude and recognition to Dr. Rao Musunuru and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point for their continued efforts in serving the community, providing nationally recognized state–of–the–art medical care, and improving the quality of life within our community."