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Hospital Announces Commemoration Ceremony

February 15, 2010

Spring Hill, Florida  – Oak Hill Hospital has announced that it will hold a ceremony to commemorate the signing of names and raising of the final  piece of steel for its $6.5 million expansion project of the Heart Institute at Oak Hill Hospital. The half-hour ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 25 at noon outside Entrance B.

All members of the media are invited. A complete media package will be given to the media who attend.

The crane lifting the steel for the project is provided by Sims Crane Company. The crane weighs 115 tons (that’s 230,000 pounds) and at full height is 280 feet long.

The project will add 20 private telemetry rooms on the sixth floor adjacent to the 10 bed cardiovascular intensive care unit. The project is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year and will increase Oak Hill Hospital’s licensed capacity to 234 beds.

The Heart Institute at Oak Hill Hospital opened in February of 2006 and offers Hernando County’s only comprehensive cardiovascular services program, including open heart surgery, plus specialized cardiology and interventional cardiac services.

Oak Hill Hospital has invested over $33 million in new facilities and equipment since 2005. During the same time period Oak Hill Hospital has paid property taxes of over $6.5 million to Hernando County.

The general contractor is the PHM Group, Inc., 540 48th Street Court East, Bradenton, FL 34208. There are 14 subcontractors from throughout the Tampa region involved in the expansion project.

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