By Tom Bostock

Although it has taken a little over 6 ½ years, as CEO Leigh Massengill proudly characterized their transition, ”from the Medical Center ‘OF’ Trinity to the Medical Center ‘FOR’ Trinity – “a one-stop shop for all of the healthcare needs for our healthcare families,” it certainly has been worth the wait! They have been growing ever since; another two-story addition is already underway.

With its ever-expanding outreach embracing the community it serves, Medical Center of Trinity is no longer a medical stopover for patients with special issues, but the actual interventional medical destination for that level of treatment for the residents of Pasco county and Trinity.

Centrally located at 9330 State Road 54 in Trinity, Medical Center of Trinity, a part of 16-hospital group HCA, has received many quality care and service awards from within their parent company as well as National organizations. They are still the only neo-natal intensive unit in Pasco County and most recently added Maternal Fetal Medicine to their Women’s Services program. As the neighborhoods continue to grow and their health needs diversify, the center will be ready and able to meet those healthcare needs.

In August of this year, the center obtained their latest surgical robot, the XI. Joining several other state-of-the-art robotic surgery tools including 2 Da Vinci robots, this latest cutting-edge technology will allow their skilled surgeons to perform even more complicated surgeries involving, oncological (cancer related), gynecological, thoracic, general surgery and urological procedures, using minimally invasive techniques.

When Medical Center of Trinity first opened, they saw a need to be able to provide cardiac services for the community. CEO Massengill noted that, from the very beginning, she felt that “we needed to have more comprehensive cardiac services for this growing community.” The result was their award- winning cardiac center. Their newest Level ll NICU, staffed by ALL Children’s Specialty physicians, is similarly recognized for its expertise and level of care. The center boasts more than 300 physicians with future plans to include a graduate medical education program and pediatric facility.

Ladies, mark October 16th on your calendar. Visit the Medical Center of Trinity (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM), for their annual “Girls Night Out, with everything from screenings to girl power shopping, restaurant samplings and a chance to meet your amazing Trinity team. Be sure and RSVP soon; space is limited. Call 727 834 5630 or email to MedicalCenterTrinity@hcahealthcare.com. As CEO Massengill notes, “it takes a village to make a hospital” … and this one has certainly come a long way!