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Hospital Welcomes New Medical Staff

March 23, 2009

Spring hill, Florida – Oak Hill Hospital has announced the following additions to its medical staff:

Melissa Asuncion, MD: Dr. Asuncion is Board Certified in family practice and Board Certified in internal medicine. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida and a Medical Degree from Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies. She completed her internship and residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia. Her office is located at 605 Lamar Avenue in Brooksville. She can be reached at 352-799-5411.

Gerald Beinhauer, MD: Dr. Beinhauer practices family medicine. His undergraduate studies were in biology at St. Leo College in St. Leo, Florida, and he studied registered nursing at Pasco/Hernando Community College in Dade City, Florida. He received his Medical Degree from Central America Health Sciences University-Belize Medical College in Santa Teresa, Mexico. Dr. Beinhauer completed his residency in family medicine at Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency Program, in Albany, Georgia. Dr. Beinhauer’s office is located at 12585 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Florida. He can be reached at 352-666-6644.

William J. Jason, MD: Dr. Jason is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and his Medical Degree from the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University, New York. He received a National Institute of Health Student Research Fellowship. Dr. Jason completed a rotating surgical internship in the Department of Surgery and residency training at the Department of Orthopaedic at the University of California in Los Angeles where he was Chief Resident from 1994-1995. Dr. Jason also completed a preceptorship in orthopaedic sports medicine, knee and shoulder surgery from the Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Jason’s office is located at 120 Medical Boulevard, Suite 109 in Spring Hill. He can be reached at 352-683-0007.

Julio F. Menendez, MD: Dr. Menendez is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice. He received his undergraduate education at Miami Dade Community College in Miami, Florida, and his medical degree from San Pedro DeMacoris, in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Menendez completed a residency in family practice at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and he did a preliminary year in general surgery at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center as well. Dr. Menendez’s office is located at 12585 Spring Hill Drive in Spring Hill, Florida. He can be reached at 352-666-6644.

Oak Hill Hospital is now celebrating 25 years of compassionate care to the community.

Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984. It is the largest medical facility in Hernando and Citrus County (204 acute care beds) and offers Hernando County’s only comprehensive heart program including open heart surgery.

Approximately 300 physicians, 900 associates, and 300 volunteers comprise Oak Hill Hospital’s health care delivery team.

Oak Hill has achieved distinction as the:

First and only Chest Pain Center in Hernando and Citrus County accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
First primary stroke center to be fully accredited by the Joint Commission in Citrus and Hernando County.
First hospital in the area to be recognized as an accredited cancer institute by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS).

It is located at 11375 Cortez Boulevard, Spring Hill, 1.9 miles east of US 19 on State Road 50. For more information about this release, please call (352) 597-6383 (Hernando) or (352) 628-6441 (Citrus).

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