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9/22/2017 Member News

(Venice, FL - September 22, 2017) – Venice Regional Bayfront Health has named Dawn Beljin, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A., the hospital’s chief nursing officer (CNO) responsible for overseeing the nursing staff and related operations across the 312-bed, acute care hospital.

Beljin brings a breadth of experience from decades of clinical and leadership experience in hospital operations and administration. Prior to joining Venice Regional, Beljin was CNO at Dallas Medical Center, a full-service acute care hospital.

Previously, she opened a physician-owned, for-profit hospital in Texas and served as the chief operating officer. She also has served as director of emergency and inpatient services for a not-for-profit community hospital. Her previous nursing experience includes intensive care, post anesthesia care, and charge nurse at an outpatient surgery center.

Beljin received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Malone College in Canton, Ohio and Masters of Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. She has been awarded the designation of certified Six Sigma green belt, which has heightened her ability to recognize quality and process inefficiencies and improve performance throughout organizations. Beljin recently was listed by Becker’s Hospital Review among 60 CNOs to know at the nation’s hospitals and health systems.

About Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Venice Regional Bayfront Health is a 312-bed, acute care hospital providing a comprehensive array of health care services to the greater Venice area. Venice Regional, and its affiliated Gulf Coast Medical Group clinics, provide high quality health care that is accessible to residents and visitors across Central and South Sarasota County. The hospital’s services include cardiac, stroke, orthopedic, metabolic, open-heart and advanced surgery, wound care, women’s care and interventional radiology. Venice Regional has been nationally recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission for five consecutive years, an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, a dual Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation and the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a Joint Commission-Certified Primary Stroke Center, and a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. Notable quality awards include American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award; the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D. Wound Care Center of Excellence Award by Healogics for eight consecutive years. Learn more at


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