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Hospital CEO Elected to National Board

October 19, 2009

Spring Hill, Florida – Oak Hill Hospital has announced that Mickey Smith, CEO, has been elected for a three year term to the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) board of directors at their annual meeting in Denver, CO. This board comprises the nation’s leading medical group practice professionals.

Smith is a Board Certified medical practice executive. He currently serves on MGMA’s Professional Development Advisory Committee and the national Leadership Development Trainer Group.

During the MGMA’s Council of State Leaders meeting, Smith was awarded lifetime honorary membership in the South Carolina Medical Group Management Association (SCMGMA). Smith served as President of SCMGMA in 2001-02 and facilitated the merger of two medical practice manager associations in South Carolina to make SCMGMA one of the largest state practice manager associations in the country.

The Medical Group Management Association is the premier membership association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices. Since 1926, MGMA has delivered networking, professional education and resources and political advocacy for medical practice management. Today MGMA’s 22,500 members lead 13,700 organizations nationwide in which some 275,000 physicians provide more than 40% of the healthcare services delivered in the United States.

MGMA’s mission is to continually improve the performance of medical group practice professionals and the organizations they represent. MGMA is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado and maintains a government affairs office in Washington, DC. For more information visit www.mgma.com.

About Oak Hill Hospital:

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, 1,000 associates, and 360 volunteers comprise Oak Hill Hospital’s health care delivery team.

Oak Hill has achieved distinction as the:

  • First 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 comprehensive Women’s Imaging Center in Hernando County and the first imaging center offering digital mammography with computer aided detection.
  • 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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