New Chief Medical Officer and Chief Nursing Officer at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, FL (February 15, 2021) – Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s President, John Moore recently announced the hospital has confirmed Trina Espinola, MD, FACS as Chief Medical Officer, and Lorraine Parker, RN, MSN, CENP as Chief Nursing Officer and Assistant Vice President at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. Both women were serving in those roles in an interim capacity prior to the announcement.

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In Lorraine’s role as Interim Chief Nursing Officer, she worked to enhance the culture of providing quality patient care that is evident at Bayfront Health St Petersburg. 

Over the last 29 years, after starting her career as a nursing assistant, she has served in a variety of leadership roles, many of those at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies in Orlando. 

Lorraine earned her Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Central Florida and her Master of Nursing degree from Chamberlain College of Nursing.  She also holds a national certification in Executive Nursing Practice. 

Lorraine and her husband are proud parents of three sons and a daughter (and their dog Bailey) and are huge fans of the Tampa Bay Rays and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.   

“As we all know from her short time here, Lorraine has a passion for healthcare and a tremendous heart,” said Bayfront Health St. Petersburg president, John Moore. “She has been a great addition to the Bayfront Health St. Petersburg team.”

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Trina Espinola, MD, FACS who was also serving in an interim role has now been fully promoted to Chief Medical Officer for Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.

Dr. Espinola has a long history of service to the community and to the hospital.  Dr. Espinola is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. 

She is a graduate of Tulane University where she earned a Bachelor of Biochemistry, along with her medical degree.  Dr. Espinola completed her surgical internship at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, her surgical residency at Tulane University Department of Surgery and her otolaryngology residency at Tulane University Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, New Orleans.

Dr. Espinola has spent her career promoting good health and quality care by serving numerous committee appointments including on the Florida Board of Medicine, as well as through participation in the education and training of medical students and residents. She served two terms as Chief of Staff and two terms as Chief of Surgery during her many years of leadership at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.

In an email to team members, John Moore wrote, “Please join me in congratulating Dr. Espinola in her new role and thank her for her continued service and leadership.”

About Orlando Health

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.1 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for its pediatric and adult Level One Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health is a statutory teaching system that pioneers life-changing medical research. The 3,200-bed system includes 15 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 4,200 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs nearly 22,000 team members. In FY20, Orlando Health served nearly 150,000 inpatients and nearly 3.1 million outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided approximately $760 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at

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