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Ethics Inspired Award Recipients Announced

January 20, 2009

Spring Hill, Florida – Oak Hill Hospital has announced that Kathy Dewey, Environmental Services Tech at Oak Hill Hospital, was recently awarded the quarterly Ethics Inspired Award of Excellence by the HCA West Florida Division for the Pasco-Hernando Market. The honor places Ms. Dewey in nomination for the annual Ethics Inspired Award of Excellence, the highest honor an employee can receive within the West Florida Division.

The Ethics Inspired Award of Excellence was created to recognize employees who go above and beyond in acting with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness in the conduct of business and the delivery of high-quality health care. The Ethics Inspired Awards are given quarterly in recognition of those who demonstrate outstanding performance and lasting contribution in ethics, compliance, and corporate responsibility. One winner in each of the five West Florida Division markets is selected each quarter. Quarterly winners receive a West Florida Division certificate and a $100 award. All quarterly winners are eligible for the annual recognition which includes a $1,000 award.

“We rely on everyone to create a culture that promotes the highest standard of ethics and compliance, but this is one way to recognize it specifically in our daily activities and with daily examples, so others can follow,” said Dan Miller, President of the West Florida Division. “Ethical behavior enables us to convey our values, share information, treat all colleagues with dignity and respect, and fosters an environment of open communication that allows individuals to express concerns and new ideas.”

HCA West Florida is a division of HCA, the nation’s leading provider of healthcare. It is a comprehensive network of hospitals, out-patient surgery, and diagnostic imaging, and a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services located throughout central and west Florida. The network includes more than 15,000 employees, 15 acute care hospitals, 17 out-patient surgery centers, 13 diagnostic imaging facilities, 9 occupational health sites, an integrated regional lab, and a consolidated service center.

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.

Oak Hill has achieved distinction as the:

  • First hospital in the area to be recognized as an accredited cancer institute,
  • First primary stroke center to be fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) in Citrus and Hernando County.
  • First and only Chest Pain Center in Hernando and Citrus County accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

It is located at 11375 Cortez Boulevard, Spring Hill, 1.9 miles east of US 19 on State Road 50.

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