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RMC Bayonet Point

Hospital Leadership

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.

Mission and Values

Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. In recognition of this commitment, we strive to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve. In pursuit of our mission, we believe the following value statements are essential and timeless.

  • We recognize and affirm the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual.
  • We treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness.
  • We act with absolute honesty, integrity and fairness in the way we conduct our business and the way we live our lives.
  • We trust our colleagues as valuable members of our healthcare team and pledge to treat one another with loyalty, respect and dignity.

2016 Board of Trustees Members

  • Domenick Sorresso, MD - Chairman
  • George Giannakopoulos, MD – Chief of Staff
  • Shayne George - CEO
  • Bruce Mills
  • Timothy L. Beard, Ph.D
  • Thomas Castriota
  • Steve Sacone
  • Jorge Ayub, MD
  • Rao Musunuru, MD
  • Peter Marmerstein - President – HCA West Florida Division - Emeritus

Administrative Team


shayne george

Shayne George, MBA, MHA, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

Shayne George serves as Chief Executive Officer for Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Shayne’s experience includes over 20 years of leadership in the healthcare industry in complex hospitals and competitive markets including bed sizes ranging from 120 beds to 374 beds. Shayne has served in markets throughout the Southeast including Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Louisiana. Prior to Shayne’s current CEO role, he served 6 years as CEO of Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia with the nation’s largest burn trauma center.

Over the course of Shayne’s career he has also served in numerous community leadership and board roles including American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, United Way, Family Y, Boy Scouts of America, and Chambers of Commerce Leadership Classes and Boards.

Shayne earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Auburn University and a Master of Business Administration Degree and a Master of Health Administration Degree from Georgia State University. Shayne is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

shalin shah

Shalin Shah, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Shalin Shah holds the position of Chief Operating Officer at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point since September 2011. Prior to that Shalin had been serving as the facility’s Chief Financial Officer since March 2007.

Shalin is a passionate advocate for patients, physicians, and employees with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He is a strong ethical leader with a constant focus on quality and process improvements with excellent analytical skills.

He started his career in 1989 with a hospital in Orlando, FL. Since then he has held many leadership roles at 7 different facilities throughout the state of Florida.

Shalin has a Bachelor Degree in Finance and an MBA both from the University of Florida. Shalin and his wife, Tuya, have twin daughters and a son.

tom lawhorne

Tom Lawhorne

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.

Lori Spight

Lori Spight, MHA, BSN, RN

Ms. Spight comes to RMCBP from an HCA sister facility, Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas. There she served as both Associate Chief Nursing Officer and Interim Chief Nursing Officer. While serving in those positions she improved RN retention, improved nursing resources, and significantly increased and impacted Patient Experience scores and Employee Engagement. During her tenure she was responsible for opening a new 25-bed ortho neuro unit and 10 bed progressive care unit as part of a $110 million expansion, as well as opening 25 bed Level II emergency department.

She has been the Executive Sponsor for iMobile technology implementation and served as the Facility Stakeholder Engagement Champion for Patient Experience.

In addition to her HCA position at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, she served as a Director of Cardiac Telemetry and Progressive Care Units and the Transplant Unit/Nursing Operations at Research Medical Center in Missouri.

Ms. Spight holds a Masters in Health Administration degree from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rockhurst University. She is also a graduate of the HCA Chief Nursing Officer Development Program.

She's a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, American Organization of Nurse Executives, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Ms. Spight is the proud mother of four adult children and extremely proud grandmother of five grandchildren.

joe pino

Joseph Pino M.D., MBA, FAAFP

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Joe Pino has practiced Family Medicine and Geriatrics in our community for thirty years. Originally from New York City, he is a graduate of The Lutheran Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency, the first Family Medicine training program in New York City.

Prior to starting his career in medicine, Dr. Pino served in The United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. He then attended Hunter College of the City University of New York where he received his degree in Health Sciences. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine and he is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine with a dual certification in Geriatrics. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He received his MBA from The University of Phoenix.

He has been the Chief Medical Officer at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point since 2006. Over the course of his career he has served as Medical Director, Medical Advisor and Board Member for many community organizations and institutions. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Regional Medical Center and a Past President of the Pasco County Medical Society.

Medical Executive Committee

  • George Giannakopoulos, MD – Chief of Staff
  • Pierre Totti, MD – Vice Chief of Staff
  • Keshav Ramireddy, MD – Secretary – Treasurer

Department of Medicine

  • Jose Pascual, MD – Chairman
  • Chirag Patel, MD – Vice-Chairman
  • Jessica Goldstein, MD – Interim Chairman – Division of Emergency Medicine
  • Lee Friedman, MD – Chairman – Division of Radiology
  • L. Venu, MD – Member-at-Large

Department of Surgery

  • Craig Bennett, MD – Chairman
  • Steven Nadler, MD – Vice-Chairman
  • Sing Long Chang, MD – Chairman – Division of Anesthesiology
  • Scott Jarmer, MD – Chairman – Division of Pathology
  • David Villarreal, MD – Chairman – Division of Trauma Services
  • Arthur Verga, MD – Member-at-Large

News Articles

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Appoints Lynnette Hayes, MSN, BSN, RN, as Assistant Chief Nursing Officer

Aug 03, 2016

Tampa Bay/Hudson, Florida – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point announces the appointment of Lynnette Hayes, MSN, BSN, RN, as Assistant Chief Nursing Officer.