Tampa Bay/Hudson, Florida — Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point proudly announces the promotion of Evangeline "Vangie" Pagulayan, BSN, as Manager of Surgical Services where she will be overseeing pre-admission testing, same day surgery, the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, EBCD education (Evidenced-Based Clinical Documentation) and the entire OR patient experience.
Ms. Pagulayan began at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in 1983 serving on the medical/surgical unit and later worked in the surgical intensive care unit before joining the post-anesthesia care unit. She has been recognized for her clinical and service excellence on numerous occasions over the years. She has been the recipient of the Clinical Excellence Award (SICU), Employee Excellence Awards in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, and the Achievement & Excellence in Nursing Management by the Philippine Nurses' Association of Gulf Coast of Florida. She was recognized with the Frist Humanitarian Award in 2014. MS. Pagulayan is presently a member of the Safety Committee at the HCA West Florida Division Shared Governance Council Surgical Services. She is a strong proponent of patient safety and process improvement.