About Us

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.

2013 Board of Trustees Members

    • Jorge Ayub, MD - Chairman
    • Christine Behan, MD – Chief of Staff
    • Shayne George - CEO
    • Jerry Brewster
    • Bruce Mills
    • Katherine M. Johnson, PhD
    • Chris Nocco
    • Steve Sacone
    • Domenick Sorresso, MD
    • Rao Musunuru, MD

    Administrative Team


    Joseph Pino M.D., MBA, FAAFP
    Chief Medical Officer

    Dr. Joe Pino

    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.


    Shayne George, MBA, MHA, FACHE
    Chief Executive Officer

    Shayne George

    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, MBA
    Chief Operating Officer

    Shalin Shah

    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.


    Tanya Simpson, BSN, MHA
    Chief Nursing Officer

    Tanya Simpson

    Tanya Simpson joined the team at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in August 2013.

    Prior to joining Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Tanya served as Associate Chief Nursing Officer at Northwest Medical Center, a 223 bed HCA facility in Margate, Florida. Tanya has also served as the Assistant Vice President of the Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia and other leadership roles throughout her nursing career.

    Tanya earned a Bachelor Degree in Nursing from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri and a Master of Science in Healthcare Management from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.


    Tom Lawhorne
    Chief Financial Officer

    Tom Lawhorne

    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.


    Dajana Yoakley, MHA
    Associate Administrator, Ethics and Compliance Officer

    Dajana Yoakley

    Dajana Yoakley joined the team at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in February 2010. In June 2011, she was accepted into HCA’s Chief Operating Officer Development Program in which she oversees clinical and non-clinical departments. Additionally, Dajana serves as the Facility Ethics and Compliance Officer.

    Before joining Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Dajana was in the role of an Administrative Resident at HCA’s Oak Hill Hospital, a 234-bed facility in Brooksville, FL. She served in this role for one and a half years.

    Dajana’s experience in the Executive Development program includes Leadership, Project Management, Service Line Development, and Process Improvement. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Integrative Biology and a Masters in Health Administration, both from the University of Florida. Dajana and her husband, Charlie, have one son.


    Medical Executive Committee

    • Christine Behan, MD – Chief of Staff
    • George Giannakopoulos, MD – Vice Chief of Staff
    • Pierre Totti, MD – Secretary – Treasurer

     Department of Medicine

    • Keshav Ramireddy, MD – Chairman
    • Irene Kardashian, MD – Vice-Chairman
    • Kenneth Steinberg, DO – Chairman – Division of Emergency Medicine
    • Alexander Fernandez, MD – Chairman – Division of Radiology
    • Judith Noel, MD – Member-at-Large

    Department of Surgery

    • Steven Nadler, MD – Chairman
    • George Kardashian, MD – Vice-President
    • Sing Long Chang, MD – Chairman – Division of Anesthesiology
    • Mark McMullen, MD – Chairman – Division of Pathology
    • David Villarreal, MD – Chairman – Division of Trauma Services
    • Hugo Mendonca, MD – Member-at-Large