HUDSON FLA.  — Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, a Level II Trauma Center, will celebrate its 40th anniversary on March 23, 2021 in recognition of its historical beginning and many contributions to the community. The celebration officially began on Tuesday, March 9th when the Pasco County Commission presented the hospital with a proclamation in recognition of its four decades of service.

“Since its inception, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has responded to the needs of our growing community by providing high-quality patient care as we have expanded the range and complexity of the medical services we provide year after year,” said Gina Temple, PhD, CEO. “We have stayed true to the ideology that securing and retaining the best healthcare professionals will yield the best possible patient outcomes. Not only has this commitment to securing the highest quality caregivers helped us to remain true to our vision and values, it has resulted in our continued success.”

More than 82,000 patients yearly arrive from the West Suncoast, Nature Coast, and across the nation to receive superior care at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, a facility that is connected to the nation’s leading healthcare system, HCA Healthcare.

“Over the course of its history, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has served a growing community with more complex health care needs,” said Dr. Christine Behan, chairperson of the hospital’s board of trustees. “The era of people traveling outside of our community to receive their health care has transitioned to a time when more and more people outside our community now come to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point seeking the excellent care we provide.”

“Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has been providing exceedingly excellent and exceptional service for the past 40 years, with constantly evolving cutting edge technology and progressively improving world-class patient care”, added Dr. Rao Musunuru, who has served as chairperson of the hospital’s board of trustees multiple times over the past 40 years and was instrumental in establishing the nationally acclaimed heart institute.   

The hospital’s focus continues to be to provide exceptional care to the patients we serve. As part of the HCA Healthcare system, we attract the very best and brightest caregivers in the nation. A positive patient experience is essential for our continued success as the community’s primary healthcare provider.

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point’s graduate medical education program for medical residents has grown from teaching 97 residents in 2018 to 168 in 2021 and serves 13 specialty areas. This growing program is attracting the next generation of physicians to our community, earning the hospital a Statutory Teaching Hospital designation.

“We are committed to providing quality care and to enhancing our patients’ overall experience,” Dr. Temple said. “That commitment has sustained our medical center for the past 40 years and it will carry us forward in the years ahead.”