- October 18, 2021
ST. PETERSBURG — Bayfront Health St. Petersburg has promoted two health care providers to top roles within the hospital.
Dr. Trina Espinola has been named chief medical officer, while Lorraine Parker has been named chief nursing officer and an assistant vice president. Both women had been working in an interim capacity prior to their promotions last month.
Espinola is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She graduated from Tulane University with a medical degree, completed her surgical internship at Charity Hospital, New Orleans; her surgical residency at Tulane University’s Department of Surgery; and her otolaryngology residency at Tulane University’s Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, New Orleans.
While at Bayfront Health, she has worked two terms as chief of staff and two terms as chief of surgery, according to a statement.
As Interim Chief Nursing Officer, Parker worked “to enhance the culture of providing quality patient care that is evident at Bayfront Health St Petersburg,” the healthcare provider says, in the statement.
Parker has been in healthcare for nearly three decades, beginning her career as a nursing assistant and later working in a variety of leadership roles at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, in Orlando, among other places.
Parker earned her bachelor of nursing degree from the University of Central Florida and her master of nursing degree from Chamberlain College of Nursing.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is part of Orlando Health, a nonprofit healthcare organization with $6.8 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern U.S. It was founded more than a century ago.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is also the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof and the only system in the Southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida.
In all, the 3,200-bed system at Orlando Health includes 15 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments and has nearly 4,200 physicians. In the most recent fiscal year it served nearly 150,000 inpatients and nearly 2.7 million outpatients.