April 7, 2020

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Honors Its Nurses of the Year

| 7/8/2019

Hudson, Florida (July 3, 2019) – Regional Medical Center Bayonet recently honored Maria Paulter, RN, and Julia Wise, RN, as its Nurses of the Year. Maria Paulter was honored as the RN Nurse of the Year and Julia Wise was honored in the category of New RN of the Year. Both Ms. Paulter and Ms. Wise were recognized at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point’s annual Nursing Gala. The event was designed to recognize the significant accomplishments of the hospital’s nurses and physicians. Both Ms. Paulter and Ms. Wise were chosen for their dedication to providing high quality, compassionate patient care.

About Maria Paulter, RN

Maria Paulter, RN, poses with Melanie Wetmore, CNO, left, and CEO Sharon Hayes, right.

Maria Paulter has been a dedicated employee at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point for over 30 years. For 20 of those years she worked in the Endoscopy Department and has been regarded as Clinical Lead of the department for 10 of those years. This department has been steadily growing their services and staff under Maria’s supervision. In the past year Maria assisted with the transition of residents and fellows into the department and was instrumental in designing a space within the department conducive to learning and reviewing films and records to help the physicians deliver safe patient care. Maria also led the way in developing a Navigational Bronchoscopy service, as well as Esophageal Motility and Small Bowel Capsule studies. Maria’s leadership has caused the staff of endoscopy to become a cohesive and pleasant unit. The staff plays an important role in gaining Bayonet Point’s high satisfaction scores in the Outpatient Ambulatory Surgery category.

About Julia Wise, RN

Julia Wise, RN, poses with Melanie Wetmore, CNO, left, and CEO Sharon Hayes, right.

Ms. Wise was a new RN and hired at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in April 2018. She was hired into the Cardiac Surgical Unit (CSU) and in her short one-year tenure as an RN she earned a reputation for several accomplishments. Julia initially attended the StaRN Residency Program for New Nurses. She successfully completed this orientation program and has grown and flourished into a strong critical care RN for the CSU. Her growth has been so strong that she reached outside of the normal shift’s duties. She is now the leader for the Practice Standards Council for the hospital. A few months ago, a Charge RN position came open for CSU. Julia was chosen for the shift leader position based on her peer feedback and her energy and clinical strength. 

About Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has been serving the community since 1981. We are a 290-bed acute care hospital located in Hudson, FL. We have more than 300 physicians, 1,264 employees and 400 volunteers on our integrated healthcare delivery team.

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

·         Level II Trauma Center 

·         Comprehensive Stroke Center

·         Named among the top 5% in the nation for Patient Safety in 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Healthgrades

·         Leapfrog Patient Safety Award

·         Joint Commission Accreditation, Primary Stroke Center and Sepsis Certifications

·         Healthgrades Multi-Award Recipient

o   Five Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 13 years in a row (2005-2017)

o   Five Star Recipient for Back Surgery eight years in a row (2010 – 2017)

o   Five Star Recipient for Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm for two years in a row (2016 – 2017)

o   Recipient of Healthgrades 2017 and 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™

o   Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy for three years in a row (2015 – 2017)

·         American College of Radiology accredited – MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine 

·         Accredited Community Cancer Program – American College of Surgeons

·         Accredited Teaching Facility by the American Osteopathic Association, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

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