Staff Spotlight: Thomas Nicosia
At TriVent Healthcare, we take pride in the compassionate team members who help provide exceptional care to our patients. For our latest Staff Spotlight, meet Thomas Nicosia, a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RT) at Tampa General Hospital.
Thomas joined the TriVent team in 2019 and has since become an invaluable member of Tampa General Hospital’s respiratory therapy department. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role with a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health from Widener University as well as a Master of Jurisprudence and a Doctorate of Health Law.
Thomas specializes in direct care, focusing on assessing and treating compromised, ventilator-dependent patients. His dedication to improving patients’ lives stems from a personal experience. When he was young, Thomas’s father tragically passed away due to a myocardial infarction (MI), inspiring him to become an EMT for his local emergency ambulance squad and igniting his passion for helping others in times of need.
His decision to join TriVent was greatly influenced by his wife, who is also an RT working at Tampa General Hospital.
“What sets TriVent apart is the sense of ownership that the RT staff takes in patient outcomes,” said Thomas. “As someone who cares deeply about the work I do, I appreciate the devotion exhibited by our team. TriVent’s level of professionalism and genuine concern for patients truly distinguishes it from other healthcare organizations.”
What Thomas enjoys most about his job is engaging with other physicians within a constant learning environment. Collaborating with healthcare professionals from various disciplines allows him to expand his knowledge within respiratory therapy. Thomas thrives in this dynamic setting, where he can continuously grow as a healthcare professional.
When asked about a patient success story that resonates with him, Thomas recalls a remarkable case of a lung transplant patient with compromised bronchial airways and a poor prognosis.
“It was tough. But, through the coordinated efforts of our team, the patient was successfully weaned from mechanical ventilation and underwent rehabilitation. Today, he is thriving with his new lungs, living back home with a renewed sense of hope and gratitude. He even took the time to visit the unit and express his appreciation for the dedication and exceptional care he received. Moments like that remind me of why I do what I do.” Thomas said.
In his free time, Thomas cherishes his family life. Spending quality time with his loved ones, especially his two sons, brings him joy and fulfillment outside of his role as a healthcare professional.