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Nominees and Winner of Good Samaritan Clinic’s Sixth Annual Nurses’ Gala Announced

May 22, 2012

Hudson, FL – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point announces that Jackie Butler, RN and Lisa Hobbs, RN were both nominated for Nurse of the Year at Good Samaritan’s Sixth Annual Nurses’ Gala held on May 11. The Good Samaritan Clinic’s annual nurses’ gala is a fundraiser to honor the nursing community and also support the Good Samaritan Clinic. This year Jackie Butler was selected as Nurse of the Year.

About Jackie Butler, RN

Ms. Butler began her career in 1992 as a Certified Surgical Technologist. She returned to school and obtained her RN in 2006. She currently works in the cardiovascular operating room at Bayonet Point and also works on a per diem in the cardiovascular operating room at Oak Hill Hospital’s Heart Institute. She has a reputation for a passion for surgical care. Ms. Butler is cited for performing many roles within the CEOR. As a charge nurse her reputation is stellar. She also reaches the CVOR and has developed a liaison program for families of heart surgery patients.

Ms. Butler also has a reputation for a commitment to our community’s youth. She is a volunteer for Pasco Youth Leadership Group where she sets up a mock operating room and allows Pasco County youth groups to make simulated rounds. This educates our youth on the workings of an operating room and what procedures are available to their many patients. Ms. Butler also reaches out to the world. After the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Ms. Butler began a crusade by collecting needed medical supplies and in January 2012 she was asked to go to Haiti as part of the cardiovascular operating room team. She regards this as her life’s passion fulfilled. Ms. Butler has received a plaque from her Haiti team voting her “the hardest worker.” For her part, she describes the teaching and learning from Haitian nurses as a highlight. When asked if she would return to Haiti, her reply was “In a heartbeat!”

About Lisa Hobbs

Lisa Hobbs is a member of the wound care team and has earned a reputation for passion for that profession. Her nomination stated that in her time with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Ms. Hobbs demonstrated dedication, compassion and passion in the care of her patients. She has represented Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point at division wound care meetings and speaks up for what is needed to improve patient care. Her patients state that she always makes sure that the patient she is working with has a full understanding of what’s being done and the importance of wound care. “She is supportive and compassionate with everyone.” Ms. Hobbs advocates for pain management; teaches patients and families how to provide needed wound care and follows up with them on discharge to be certain that they are healing. A patient’s progress in wound care excites Ms. Hobbs as she watches her patients’ progress in the healing of their wounds. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is indeed proud that Lisa Hobbs, RN has chosen RMCBP as the place to practice her art of nursing.

About Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point

Regional Medical Center Bayonet has been serving the community since 1981. We are a 290-bed acute care hospital located in Hudson, FL and home of the nationally acclaimed Heart Institute. We have more than 350 physicians, 900 employees and 500 volunteers on our integrated healthcare delivery team.

RMCBP has been approved by the Florida Department of Health, Office of Trauma, as a Provisional Level 2 Trauma Center. This designation means critically injured patients may have access to treatment in the “golden hour.” This is the first hour after a serious injury in which there is the highest likelihood that prompt medical attention will prevent death. Through an affiliation with the University of South Florida Health, RMCBP has the support of a major academic university and medical school. A Trauma Center in our community means faster treatment to improve patient outcomes and keep patients close to home and their loved ones.

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has achieved distinction in the following areas:

  • Recipient of the 2011 American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award.
    • Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is the only hospital in Tampa Bay area to achieve the Gold Plus standard in both heart failure and stroke.
  • Recognized in 2011 as one of the nation’s top performing hospitals in quality measurements by the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading healthcare accrediting body.
  • Certified Advance Primary Stroke Center - Joint Commission
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center, with PCI - Society of Chest Pain Centers
  • Certified Advanced Heart Failure - Joint Commission (1st in the State of Florida  - 1/2010)
  • Heart & Stroke Champions Award Winner 1998 – 2010
  • American Heart Association's 2009 Stroke Silver Plus Performance Award Winner (1st in State of Florida)
  • Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
  • MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine Accredited - American College of Radiology
  • Approved, with Commendation, Community Cancer Program - American College of Surgeons.
  • Designated a 100 Top Hospital seven years by Thomson Reuters
  • Named twice (1999 & 2002) by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Heart and Heart Surgery.

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is located at14000 Fivay RoadHudson, FL. 34667. For additional information on Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point visitwww.rmchealth.comorwww.heartoftampa.com. Or visit us on Facebook.

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