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Leadership

Our hospital's experienced and knowledgeable leadership team is committed to improving the quality of healthcare we provide to our Hudson community.

At HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital, our experienced and knowledgeable leadership team is committed to improving the quality of care we provide to serve the healthcare needs of our community.

Board of trustees

  • Christine Behan, MD – Chairperson
  • Paula O’Neil, PhD – Vice Chairperson
  • Gina Temple, CEO – Secretary
  • George Giannakopoulos, MD – Chief of Staff
  • Board member Kevin Spires, MD
  • Board member L. Venu, MD
  • Board member Mahender Reddy, MD
  • Board member Sheriff Nocco
  • Board member Tim Beard, PhD
  • Board member Heather Fiorentino
  • Board member Kelley Imbimbo, RN
  • Ravi Chari, MD President - President - HCA West Florida

Administrative team

  • Chief Executive Officer Regina Temple
  • Chief Medical Officer Andrew Pickens, MD, JD, MBA
  • Chief Operating Officer Josh Moore
  • Chief Financial Officer Tom Lawhorne
  • Chief Nursing Officer John Marker
  • Assistant Chief Nursing Officer Maura Stafford
  • Vice President of Human Resources Sherry Pressner
  • Vice President of Cardiac Services Julie Lallanilla
  • Vice President of Operations Jennifer Martin
  • Assistant Administrator Marcus Smith
  • Director of Communications and Community Engagement Rick McNamara

Medical executive committee

  • George Giannakopoulos, MD – Chief of Staff
  • L. Venu, MD – Immediate-Past Chief of Staff
  • Kesavulureddy Ramireddy, MD – Vice Chief of Staff
  • Chirag Patel, MD – Secretary/Treasurer

Department of Medicine

  • Mrunal Shah, MD – Chair, Dept of Medicine
  • Rami Mufleh Akel, MD – Vice Chair, Dept of Medicine, MQM Chair
  • Adam Lazarus, MD – Medical Director, Division of Emergency Medicine
  • Gaurav Kumar, MD – Medical Director, Division of Radiology
  • Shaival Thakore, MD – Medical Director, Hospitalists/ GME Program Director
  • Maria Soto-Aguilar, MD – Member-At Large, Dept of Medicine

Department of Surgery

  • Steven Austin Visnaw, DO – Chair, Dept of Surgery
  • Hudson, MD – Vice Chair, Dept of Surgery
  • Scott Jarmer, MD – Medical Director, Division of Pathology
  • Erika Cristina Van Doorn, MD – Medical Director, Division of Trauma
  • Craig Bennett – Member-At- Large, Dept of Surgery