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Hospital to Expand Heart Institute

November 16, 2009

Spring Hill, Florida  –  Oak Hill Hospital has announced a $6.5 million expansion of the Heart Institute at Oak Hill Hospital. 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 2010 and will increase Oak Hill’s licensed capacity to 234 beds.

The Heart Institute at Oak Hill Hospital opened in February 2006 and offers the community comprehensive cardiovascular services, including open heart surgery and specialized cardiology and interventional cardiac services, thus offering the highest level of patient safety.

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

The general contractor is the PHM Group, Inc., 540 48th Street Court East, Bradenton, Florida 34208. (Telephone: 941-750-9333) A pre-bid subcontractor’s meeting is scheduled for November 18, 2009. The meeting is open to local contractors.

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 (214 acute care beds), is the area’s second largest private employer, 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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Marketing & Public Relations Contact:
Richard Linkul
(352) 597-6383