Sharon Hayes, RN, BSN, MBA

Tampa Bay/Hudson, Florida — Peter Marmerstein, FACHE, President of HCA West Florida, announced Sharon D. Hayes, RN, BSN, MBA, has been selected as CEO for Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, a Level II Trauma Center in Hudson to start on February 19. Hayes replaces Shayne George, who transitioned to another HCA hospital executive role outside of Florida.

Hayes brings more than 35 years of experience in numerous healthcare management settings to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Her strong clinical and operational expertise will be instrumental in the expansion of tertiary services and GME programs at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Prior to Palms, she served as the CEO of Edward White Hospital in Pinellas County, COO of Chippenham Medical Center, a 466-bed HCA facility in Richmond, Virginia and Vice President of Clinical Affairs and Chief Nursing Officer for CJW Medical Center, a 758-bed, two campus system in Richmond. Other experience has included serving in COO and CNO roles in South Florida hospitals and as Director of Emergency Services at King Fahad Hospital in Saudi Arabia.

She earned her Master of Business Administration with honors from Florida Atlantic University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Her extensive community involvement includes serving on the Boards of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women, Creative Clay, Mr. Strong Foundation and Sunstar/EMS Medical Control. She is also an active member of both the St. Pete and Tampa Beaches Chambers of Commerce.

"Sharon's variety of hospital leadership roles makes her an outstanding fit for Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point as she knows how to drive both clinical and operational agendas while prioritizing patient experience," said Marmerstein.