Theresa Trivette is Named Chief Nursing Officer for Florida Hospital Tampa

Trivette brings executive nursing leadership, quality care management and more than
28 years of healthcare experience to her new role.

Florida Hospital Tampa has named Theresa Trivette, DNP, RN, CSSBB, as the Chief Nursing Officer. A registered nurse with over 28 years healthcare experience, Trivette has a solid track record of improving quality of care and patient experience within several multi-campus healthcare systems. In her new role, she will be responsible for providing leadership and administration of direct patient care activities, nursing professional development, and promoting best practices that ensure quality, safety and service standards are met at Florida Hospital Tampa.

“Theresa is an inspirational leader and a strong advocate for not only the staff, but also for the patients we care for every day here at Florida Hospital Tampa. She made a positive difference serving as the Interim Chief Nursing Officer here since November 2017. Prior to that, she served as the hospital’s Associate Vice President of Quality, Risk Management and Transitional Care Programs. This is a
well-deserved promotion and we are excited to have someone with her talent and expertise as a member of our leadership team,” said Brian Adams, Florida Hospital Tampa President & CEO.

Prior to her leadership roles at Florida Hospital Tampa, Trivette served in a variety of progressive leadership roles that include Associate Vice President of Quality, Evidence-Based Care and Health Information Management at Tidelands Health in South Carolina. She also held the position as the Director of Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement at Wake Forest Baptist Health in North Carolina. Her clinical experience includes over 13 years in emergency and trauma services in large teaching hospitals including Georgetown University Hospital and Wake Forest Baptist Health.

“I am honored with this appointment and am committed to fulfilling the responsibilities set forth before me as Chief Nursing Officer. Florida Hospital Tampa is an important healthcare provider for our community, and I look forward to working with the nursing and medical staff to ensure we deliver safe, quality care to every patient, every time,” said Theresa Trivette, DNP, RN, CSSBB, Florida Hospital Tampa’s Chief Nursing Officer. Trivette received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the Medical University of South Carolina where she graduated with top honors. She earned an Associate’s degree in Nursing from the College of Southern Maryland, a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management and Project Management from the University of Maryland and a Master’s degree in Nursing Administration from Gardner-Webb University.
She currently serves on the board of examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest recognition awarded to organizations for performance excellence. She is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and American Organization of Nurse Executives.

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