Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center is proud to announce Brian Pinelle, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC as the Chief Nursing Officer for the facility, effective October 9, 2017.

Most recently, Pinelle has served as the Chief Nursing Officer for Lake City Medical Center in Lake City, Florida. During his time at the facility, he has redesigned the multidisciplinary rounding process performed at the bedside, met or exceeded national benchmark for National Safety Infections' such as CAUTI's, HAPU's, and falls, and helped achieve emergency department patient satisfaction scores ranked highest in the North Florida HCA Division.

Pinelle's extensive experience includes serving as the Assistant Vice President of Inpatient Services at Wentworth Douglass Hospital in Dover, New Hampshire. He has also been the Senior Nursing Director of Ambulatory Services at Elliot Health System in Manchester, New Hampshire.

"I am excited to welcome Brian Pinelle to our team. He will be a valuable asset to Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center," said Brad Griffin, Chief Executive Officer. "With the rapid growth our facility is experiencing, this is the perfect time for Brian to join our team".

Pinelle's education and training includes a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from Walden University, Master of Business Administration Degree in Healthcare Administration from Rivier College, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Rivier College, Associate of Science in Nursing Degree from Rivier College, and Applied Associates Degree in Business from Franklin Pierce College. He is currently in the Doctorate program for Health Care Administration at Walden University.