Bayview Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of incoming Assistant Administrator, Captain Marilyn Patrick.
Ms. Patrick is a Registered nurse midwife who has served in the Barbados Defence Force for 25 years, receiving her military training at the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst and the Canadian Staff College, Kingston, Canada.
During her military career, she held responsibilities for the Medical and Dental services which included the island’s lone hyperbaric chamber and catering services. She also served in the post of Staff Officer Administration, as well as Officer Commanding of the Headquarters Company which coordinated and provided logistical support for the Barbados Defence Force. She also served as the Force’s HIV/AIDS Coordinator.
In 2010, Captain Patrick returned to the Nursing profession to work at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Recovery Room for 6 years. The same year, Marilyn was also appointed Managing Director of Gentle Car Mobile Nursing Service, specialising in after-hospital care and elderly home care. Since this time, she has also provided part-time consultancy services for the National HIV/AIDS Commission where she oversaw civil society organisations programming, evaluation and operations of various projects.
Captain Patrick has also been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Barbados Central since 2009, and served as President from 2012 to 2013. During her tenor as President, Captain Patrick oversaw the construction of a home for a family in St. Lucy who had lost their home to fire, and focused on the the management and administration of youth-based programs.
Captain Marilyn Patrick holds a BA (Hons) and an MSc from the University of West Indies Cave Hill Campus, and is currently studying Health Ergonomics with the University of Derby.
“I am delighted to be joining the team at Bayview. I am looking forward to being able to use my diverse skill set to assist in providing top quality care to all patients requiring medical attention in Barbados. Given my passion for, and experience in, the healthcare industry I am confident I can fulfill the role of Assistant Administrator at Bayview Hospital and continue to uphold Bayview’s ‘home away from home’ reputation as one of the leading medical institutions across the Caribbean,” says Marilyn.
The Bayview Board of Directors and staff welcome Marilyn to the Hospital.
Farewell Lynda Lewis …
Bayview Hospital also officially announces the retirement of long-serving Assistant Administrator Lynda Lewis.
Since 1986, Lynda has played a vital role in the development of Bayview and the Hospital Board specially acknowledges the dedication shown by Mrs Lewis in her over 30 years of employment.
“Given that employees are opting less and less to spend their career at one institution, the type of dedication shown by Lynda deserves special acknowledgment,” says Hospital Chairman Peter Harris. “Lynda has seen Bayview go through many changes, including the recent acquisition which has led to my involvement with the Hospital. I am especially grateful to her for continuing her service to Bayview which along with Mrs. Edwards and the management team, helped to ensure that we had a smooth transition of ownership.”
During her time at Bayview Hospital, Lynda assisted in the leadership of Bayview’s administrative and nursing teams, as well as oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Hospital. She sat on the Infection Control Committee, Health and Safety Committee, and the now dormant Theatre Users’ Committee. She also served on the Friends of Bayview group, which made several donations to the Hospital over the years.
“Having been here from inception, Lynda has a vast institutional knowledge of Bayview as well as a warm and supportive nature that will be sorely missed at the Hospital,” says Bayview Hospital Administrator Winifred Edwards.
Mrs Lewis will continue with the Hospital in her new role as a consultant to help develop the protocol and work on the implementation of the ICU Unit that the Hospital hopes to have in place in the first half of 2017.
Bayview Hospital wishes Lynda a very happy retirement and every success in her future endeavors.