February 26, 2018
Medical Center of Trinity is pleased to announce the appointment/promotion of Ankit Patel, Pham.D., into the new position of Vice President of Operations for MCT. Dr. Patel earned a reputation as an exceptional Director of Pharmacy Services since 2012.
Dr. Patel earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Florida A&M College of Pharmacy and pharmaceutical services and completed a pharmacy residency at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. He remained at Bayfront for several years where he served as critical care pharmacist before joining HCA. Dr. Patel was the interim Pharmacy Director at South Bay Hospital prior to joining Medical Center of Trinity. During his tenure at South Bay Hospital he was responsible for initiating the first Pharmacy Residency Program in the West Florida Division and has been recognized for various pharmacy initiatives and innovative processes both at the facility and division levels. For his performance Dr. Patel received the Health Trust Supply Chain Outstanding Leadership Award in July 2017.
"The Vice President of Operations position was established in recognition of the complexity of services now provided by Medical Center of Trinity, the rapid rate of growth of our community, and the need for our organization to be creative and responsive to the needs that such growth requires," said Leigh Massengill, CEO. "With our five-campus geographic footprint, providing sufficient administrative support is a priority to adequately support our programs and staff in all locations. Ankit's familiarity with the characteristics and issues specific to our remote sites will enable us to quickly provide such support," she added.