Pasco, Hillsborough & Pinellas, FL – Medical Center of Trinity recently recognized two nurses for the Excellence in Nursing Awards, established by HCA Healthcare to honor outstanding nurses who demonstrate excellence in professional mentoring and compassionate care. The awards honor exceptional individuals whose work and lives reflect patient-centered and humanitarian values upon which HCA Healthcare was founded.

Excellence in Nursing for Compassionate Care was presented to Sebastian Cavanagh, RN, 4 West.  This award honors a nurse whose knowledge and expert skills creates a quality experience and improves outcomes for our patients.

Amazing, Incredible and Compassionate are the 3 words that are used over and over daily by his patients to describe his care. Every single day Sebastian is recognized multiple times as being their favorite and most memorable Nurse by many of the patients he cares for. Sebastian gets to know his patients on a personal level and finds out what is important to them and works hard to make that happen. He has come in on his day off to bring in special books for a patient that didn’t have any visitors. It is an honor and a privilege to work with Sebastian who makes a difference every day by providing compassionate care to those he is privileged to serve.

The Excellence in Nursing Professional Mentor Award was presented to Celena Dilley, RN, Surgical Services.  This award celebrates a nurse who has dedicated herself to guiding and supporting career advancement for individuals and groups of nurses.

Celena has been a member of the Medical Center of Trinity team for the past fourteen years. Celena’s extensive knowledge allows her to consistently mentor our new surgical nurses and she provides the resources to them so they can be successful. She is a Super User for our documentation system, Preceptor for new nurses teaching them systems and operating room protocols.  Celena’s vast amount of experience allows her to act as an outstanding resource for the surgery department.